An Occipital Nerve Block is an injection of a mixture of pain medications, usually a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid, into the neck at the base of the skull in order to numb the greater and lesser occipital nerves.
What is an Occipital Nerve Block? A Occipital Nerve Block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid around the occipital nerve. This is used to treat chronic head pain. This injection can be used for therapeutic as well as diagnostic.