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Chronic Headache and Migraines

Chronic headache has many causes. A common type of headache that we treat is related to neck pathology, called cervicogenic headache. This type of headache is usually one-sided, tends to start in the neck region and radiate toward the eyes, temple, ear or forehead. It is often brought on by neck movement or local pressure over tender spots in the neck. When this type of headache is present, diagnostic injections such as cervical medial branch blocks can help to identify the source of pain.

Another type of headache is called occipital headache. This headache is generally located in the base of the scalp and often characterized by sharp jabbing sensations around the greater or lesser occipital nerves. There is often associated numbness or tingling in the affected area. Diagnostic injections in this area also help to determine the source of the pain.