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Occipital Nerve Block

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#1 Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:55
Paddy G
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Occipital Nerve Block

Hi has anyone had endless pain in the back of the head since having occipital nerve block. I had the procedure done roughly 4 years ago and iv had constant pain on top of the pain of CH. I was just curious as to how many people have been left in agony like me.

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 10:09
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Paddy, that's a long time to be in such discomfort.  And I would guess that its unlikely to be the actual GONB, as the effects of that injection dissipate completely after 6 months.  It might be that when the injection was done a nerve was damaged or something like that - I'm no doctor I can't diagnose or prescribe - but I really think you should talk to y our headache neuro or headache nurse about this and ask them to take a look to see if there is anything that has gone awry.  We have had people who have had pain after the GONBs, but that has usually been within a very short time period and as the effects of the injectiong wear off the pain has gone.  Talk to your neuro.  

Good luck and keep fighting

Val. 

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:10 (Reply to #2)
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Im waiting for an appointment to see my neurologist so il see if they can investigate further. Thankyou for your advice Val, its very much appreciated.

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:40
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Any news on your headache neuro appointment?

 

Val.

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