Pulsed Radiofrequency to the Occipital Nerve
Occipital neuralgia, upper neck pain and headache are common complaints linked with degenerative changes in the structures of the cervical spine (or neck). Pulsed radiofrequency treatment to the occipital nerve can help to ease the pain of this condition, and associated scalp pain and sensitivity. It is a minimally invasive procedure which can be repeated to maximise the pain relieving benefits.
Please note this video shows pulsed radiofrequency at a different location to the occipital nerve, this video illustrates the procedure technique.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Northern Pain Centre can facilitate you obtaining a second opinion. Please discuss this with us.
- Northern Pain Centre Patient Education Sheet – Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment
- Northern Pain Centre Patient Education Sheet – Preoperative Medication List – Category B
The contents contained within this page are not a substitute for your own independent health professional’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Northern Pain Centre treats every patient’s condition individually and provides evidence-based treatments to suit this. Treatment’s may vary based on this individual assessment and your medical history. If you would like to find out whether our treatments are suitable for your specific condition, please arrange a consultation with one of our team. Please note there are risks associated with any procedure, and some are more common than others. You should discuss the risks associated with any recommended treatment with your doctor. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Northern Pain Centre can facilitate you obtaining a second opinion. Please discuss this with us.