Nerve Block Treatment for Migraine and Headache
The Diamond Headache Clinic offers this unique treatment for headache pain. A nerve block can stop or abort chronic tension, migraine and cluster headaches. During this procedure, a local anesthetic is injected into or near a nerve to lessen or halt the passage of nerve impulses that carry pain signals to the brain or spinal cord. The effects of a nerve block often last for days or weeks. This transitional therapy is used after starting a preventive agent, but before it starts to work. It is also used as “rescue” therapy when a patient’s usual abortive agents do not work.