• ChinChunPie ChinChunPie
    January 29, 2013
    Has anyone had the occipital nerve block ...
    ChinChunPie ChinChunPie
    January 29, 2013

    while experiencing a full  blown pain episode and you also have Chiari Malformation among other issues?



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    January 29, 2013
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    January 29, 2013



    Hello and welcome to HealthCentral.


    I haven't had any personal experince with this, so I can't offer you any feedback.


    You might be additional feedback on our discussion forum. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at http://forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/migraine/forums.

    Welcome again,



  • kr50 January 31, 2013
    January 31, 2013

    I have had an occipital nerve block.  I have chronic pain issues due to a removal of a brain tumor.  The nerve block works for me in about 50% of the time.  I still have pain afterwards but am giving enough pain meds to make me sleep it off.  It takes about a week to get the full effect. This procedure I have about 2 times a year.  I was told that is a very precisive procedure and if the Dr. is not accurate in technique it will not work. That is why I say it is 50% effective.  I have gotten relief and for my opionion it is well worth it.

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