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Dear Dr.Corenman,

Recently I got an occipital nerve block done to diagnose whether the condition that I have (mentioned in this thread) is Occipital Neuralgia or not. Well, the outcome of the occipital nerve block wasn’t too good. I mean it hardly made a difference to the daily constant mild headaches I experience. You had mentioned “The facets at C2-3 and C3-4 can cause irritation to the greater and lesser occipital nerves”. Is the occipital nerve injection the same as Facet Blocks? Can you please advice if I should get some other diagnostic injection done? I feel the condition I have is cervogenic headache as usually the discomfort starts with my neck and then travel upwards and I expereince a dull/mild headache every day (since 2 years).