Has Anyone Had Novocaine Type Injections In The Head To Block A Nerve That Is Triggering Migraines?

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Asked by gbrink

Has Anyone Had Novacaine Type Injections In The Head To Block A Nerve That Is Triggering Migraines?

Have been having continued daily headaches for 5 weeks. Migraine meds, narcotics, did not eliminate headache, just knocked me out. Thought I tried everything and really was going out of my mind. Husband found a Migraine clinic with a new neurologist that specializes in headaches/migraines only. After viewing all test results performed by other doctors in the last 5 weeks, his examination discovered a very inflamed muscle in my shoulder. He gave me several injections (I swear I remember him calling it Novacaine) in the back of my head. Within minutes, my head was numb, couldn't feel my hair-BUT all pain was gone.

After about one hour, my shoulder began hurting. I guess the migraine was so bad, that I didn't notice how much my shoulder hurt before then. The "nerve block" is supposed to last up to 3 months and I am having phyisical therapy on the shoulder immediately.

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gbrink,

Sorry nobody has shared their experiences with nerve blocks with you yet. These nerve blocks work quite well for some people. They typically do have a local anesthetic such as Novicaine or Lidocaine in them. Steroids are sometimes added. I hope it does give you the full three months of relief.

If you'd like some additional support, come join our discussion forum. I know some of our members there get nerve blocks. 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.

Good luck,

Teri

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Answered by Teri Robert