Occipital Nerve Block for Migraines in Miami, FL
What is a Nerve Block?
Nerve block for headaches is a treatment that prevents nerve fibers from transmitting pain signals to the brain. Nerve block injections are minimally invasive and require no surgery. The effects of the nerve block are relatively temporary, and your child may need follow-up injections for the headaches.
How Much Does a Nerve Block Cost?
WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for the cost of the nerve block treatment. Our patient coordinator reviews your coverage and explains any out-of-pocket costs that you may incur, such as co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance.
What Types of Nerve Blocks Are Recommended for Children?
Migraine headaches have been linked to the occipital nerves that detect pain in the top and back of your head. Occipital nerve block for migraine headaches treatment involves injecting medications into these nerves to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain.
What Happens During the Nerve Block Procedure?
During the treatment with occipital nerve block injection for migraines, your child lies face down on a comfortable table. The area where the nerves are is numbed. A needle is inserted into the scalp and positioned to administer the medication directly into the nerve. The treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. The pain relief begins immediately. The results may last for several months. Botox® is another method for a migraine injection in the head.
Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?
WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.
Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric nerve block treatments and schedule an appointment.