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One cause of chronic headaches that is often overlooked is occipital.
 
Occipital nerve block
 
Indication 
 
Occipital neuralgia. : Occipital neuralgia is a type of headache that generally begins in the neck and then spreads up through the back of the head, causing throbbing, piercing pain. Occipital neuralgia is caused by injury or irritation to the occipital nerves, which travel up from where the spine connects with the neck to the back of the head. Trauma or nerves compressed by swollen or tight neck muscles are the most common causes of this type of headache.
 
 Diagnosis of occipital neuralgia can be difficult, and is usually made based on clinical presentation alone. Often, pressing directly on the area over the nerve will cause pain, and this reaction is generally used as a first step in making a diagnosis. Diagnostic block with  local anaesthetic into the area of the occipital nerve will relieve pain is  indicative of occipital neuralgia.