Headaches and migraines can be completely debilitating. At Elihu Institute for Pain Management, we offer many treatments to help you with headaches and migraines.
Botox injections can be used to treat chronic migraines. Botox works by entering nerve endings and preventing the release of pain neurotransmitters. The doctor uses a very small needle to inject botox into the shallow muscles right under the skin’s surface. Studies have shown that botox injections can be miraculous in treating migraines.
Occipital nerve blocks
Occipital nerve blocks are also common treatments for migraines and cluster headaches. The doctor will inject a steroid near the occipital nerve in the back of the head. This causes the nerve to stop firing pain signals resulting in decreased pain from headaches and migraines.
Cervical facet injections
Cervical facet injections are commonly used to relieve pain in the neck and shoulder area, but they have also been shown to work wonders on headache and migraine pain.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of chronic pain that affects the nerve that transmits signals from your face to your brain. This condition leads to excruciating pain from even the slightest sensation in your face. Our physicians at Elihu Institute for Pain Management can treat your Trigemininal neuralgia with a variety of conservative treatments including anticonvulsant drug therapy, muscle-relaxing agents, and botox injections.
Sympathetic nerve blocks
Sympathetic nerve blocks work by targeting nerves that can continue to transmit pain even long after an injury has healed. The therapy works by injecting a numbing agent near the spine to “block” the pain response. Sympathetic never blocks have been shown to be effective on all kinds of chronic pain, including headaches and migraines.