Nerve Blocks for Headaches
Nerve Blocks for Headaches
While headaches are a fairly common occurrence among adults, it must be noted that there may be underlying issues connected with them. At Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness, our Board Certified Physicians are experts in diagnosing/treating various types of headaches or facial pain, including primary (associated with dysfunction in the head or neck), secondary (related to allergies or injury), cluster (intense pain surrounding one eye), and migraine (intense pain and sensitivity, which can manifest throughout the body in numerous ways). Since nerves can become exposed to pinching or pressure from arthritis/inflammation, it is extremely important to identify the primary pain generator causing these associated symptoms.
Occipital Nerve Block Injections
begin with a local anesthetic and long-lasting steroid being administered into the Occipital nerve which can help by reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, and irritation in the area from the upper spine to the back of the head.
Sphenoganglion Nerve Block Injections (SPG)
begin with a local anesthetic and long-lasting steroid being administered into this cluster of sensory and autonomic nerves which includes the trigeminal nerve (main nerve involved in a headache). Blocking these nerves has proven effective in reducing the frequency and severity of your headaches.
Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block Injections
begin with a local anesthetic and long-lasting steroid being administered into this network of nerves which is located on the side of your neck with precise Fluoroscopic or Ultrasound guidance. Blocking these nerves creates a calming feeling while at the same time increasing blood flow. For headaches caused by dilation of blood vessels, this procedure helps stabilize the activity of these blood vessels which is crucial.
Supraorbital Nerve Block Injections
begin with a local anesthetic and long-lasting steroid being administered into the Supraorbital nerve which runs through the bones of the face, providing sensation to the forehead and top of the head. Blocking this nerve lessens pain in the front of the head by shutting down the pain receptors in the nerve. The nerve block may also work by preventing the nerve from carrying pain information to the central nervous system.
After a thorough evaluation and discussion with you about your lifestyle and symptoms, a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program will be customized to fit your specific needs and may include other ancillary services such as Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Spinal Decompression which addresses immediate and long-term pain.
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We do not participate in Medicaid plans.
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This is a great practice that goes above and beyond with working with you and your insurance company. I’ve been going here for some time now and can’t say enough good things about doctors Brooks, Portal and Grace. They are friendly and knowledgeable. They take care of me every time and I’m thankful that they’re great at what they do.
Airport plaza spine and wellness has helped me with my back pain issues that has allowed me to have a quality of life again. My progress has made leaps and bounds compared to where I was when I first walked in their door. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and always has the patients best interest in mind when working with you. If your in pain go see Dr. Brooks, Dr Grace, Dr. Andrew and the rest of the staff, you will not be disappointed!
My husband and I have been going for a few years now and we are very happy with their service. We both have back and shoulder issues, and these people have helped us tremendously. They are professional and knowledgeable which make their service excellent. They go out of their way to make sure your health is their most important concern. I highly recommend them to anyone.
Best chiropractor i ever been too,friendly, helpful and informative.The staff is kind and will work with you in any situation.
Best of the best!
Everyone is so nice from the minute I walked into the door I was treated with respect and had several procedures done after I had my spine X-rayed in the office. I honestly can say that I haven’t felt this good in years and through the X-ray Dr. Brooks was able to find out what is causing my pain and we are now working to correct it. Thank you everyone At Airport Plaza Chiropractic ! Especially to Dr. Jason Brooks.