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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 ChinChunPie, Community Member, asks

Q: Has anyone had the occipital nerve block ...

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

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Teri Robert, Health Guide
1/29/13 3:55pm

ChinChunPie,

 

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,
Teri

 

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kr50, Community Member
1/31/13 10:48am

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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