Patients who experience chronic headaches often tell us that their pain arises from the base of their skull or neck. The pain typically radiates from the neck or base of the skull to the top of the head, temple, eye, and/or forehead. Because of this, a common and effective treatment for patients with chronic headaches is Occipital Nerve Blocks. Pain relief can begin as soon as 15 minutes after the procedure. The length of the relief varies from patient to patient and could last days, weeks or even months and is often more effective at suppressing headaches than oral medications. Your physician at Vitality Medical Centers can advise you on the best treatment plan for your headaches.