For patients experiencing recurrent headaches in the forehead region that is refractory to medications, a supraorbital nerve block may an effective treatment option. The supraorbital nerve is located just under the eyebrow and supplies sensation to the scalp, forehead, and upper eyelid. Injection of this nerve with a local anesthetic and the addition of a steroid can provide relief that can last weeks to months. The supraorbital nerve block is used to reduce or eliminate pain from certain types of migraine headaches. Talk with your physician to see if this block is an appropriate option as part of your migraine treatment plan.
The procedure is minimally invasive and can be performed during an office visit with virtually no down time.