What are occipital headaches?


The occipital headaches usually start at the base of the head that radiates to the top of the head as dull ache, sharp pain, throbbing sensation, pins/needles and/or vision changes, which results in deterioration of the quality of life.  The occipital headaches can be caused by: occipital neuralgia, facet (spine joint) arthritis, rib pain and etc.

What are my treatment options?

If you have failed conservative therapies, such as anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, cold-packs, heat pack and home exercise programs, and want to avoid unnecessary surgeries and pain medications, then you may be an excellent candidate for the minimal invasive pain management treatments.  This may include but not limited to:

  1. Occipital nerve blocks (peripheral)
  2. Cervical facet (joint) injections/occipital nerve block (central)
  3. Cervical facet/occipital nerve Radiofrequency Ablation
  4. Intercostal blocks

If you have pain and would like to relief, then please contact us for an evaluation. Dr. Amit Gupta, DO, who has locations in: Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Ventura, Oxnard, Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Dr. Gupta is a highly skilled interventional pain management specialist who provides exceptional treatments for patients who are struggling with pain conditions. Find out how Dr. Gupta and his team can help you feel better by calling AG Simply Medicine.