Injectable Medications

  • Epidural Injections: Through an epidural injection, we can deliver the powerful, anti-inflammatory steroid cortisone directly into the spine, along with a local anesthetic to numb pain. Because the steroid works against inflammation, it targets some of the very factors that cause headaches.
  • Facet Joint Block: Designed to help diagnose the source of your pain, the facet joint injection (also known as a facet block) goes directly into the cervical spine. As with the epidural injection, it temporarily decreases pain through a local anesthetic. Then, once a cause is determined, a corresponding steroid gets injected to treat joint inflammation.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation: Using specialized needles and heat, radiofrequency ablation works to essentially inactivate painful nerves in the neck that can cause headaches.
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection: In this injection, a mixture of a local anesthetic and a steroid medication go directly into the sacroiliac joint located where the bottom of the spine meets the pelvis.
  • Trigger Point Injections: Trigger point injections send local anesthetic, sometimes with a steroid, into a specific area of muscle that’s been identified as a trigger point for pain. When effective, this injection can relieve pain not only in the targeted area but also any area with referred pain.
Injectable Medications for extreme headaches