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Dorota’s Story: How to Overcome the Debilitating Disease of Occipital Neuralgia with Headaches

Dariusz J. Nasiek, MD - Accident Related Therapy & Pain Management
May 19, 2023

Dorota’s Story: How to Overcome the Debilitating Disease of Occipital Neuralgia with Headaches

Dorota, a dedicated mother and career woman, had been suffering from debilitating headaches for years. These headaches would often start at the back of her head and radiate to her neck, making it nearly impossible for her to focus on her work or enjoy precious moments with her family. Desperate for relief, she tried numerous treatments, including medications and physical therapy, but nothing seemed to work. Dorota was beginning to lose hope when she heard about a new treatment for occipital neuralgia offered by Dr. Dariusz Nasiek, a renowned pain management specialist.

Eager to explore this innovative treatment, Dorota scheduled a consultation with Dr. Nasiek. He carefully evaluated her symptoms and medical history, concluding that she was a good candidate for an occipital nerve block, followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) if the nerve block proved successful in providing temporary pain relief. Dorota, though initially nervous about the procedure, decided to move forward with the treatment in hopes of finally finding a solution to her persistent headaches.

During her first appointment, Dr. Nasiek administered the occipital nerve block, injecting a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid into the area surrounding the affected nerve. To Dorota's amazement, her headaches subsided almost immediately. This initial success confirmed that the source of her pain had been accurately identified, and she was scheduled for the RFA procedure.

A few weeks later, Dorota returned to Dr. Nasiek's office for the radiofrequency ablation. The procedure, which involved creating a small lesion on the nerve responsible for transmitting pain signals, was minimally invasive and required only a short recovery period. To Dorota's delight, the RFA proved to be just as effective as the nerve block in providing lasting relief from her headaches.

As the days and weeks passed, Dorota's headaches became a distant memory. She could finally focus on her work, spend quality time with her family, and enjoy life without the constant burden of pain. The combination of the occipital nerve block and RFA had changed her life in ways she had never thought possible.

Dorota's story serves as a powerful testament to the potential of this innovative treatment for occipital neuralgia. Dr. Nasiek's cutting-edge approach not only provided Dorota with the relief she had been seeking for years but also allowed her to avoid more invasive surgical interventions. As more people become aware of the transformative potential of occipital nerve blocks followed by RFA, countless others like Dorota will have the opportunity to reclaim their lives from the grip of chronic pain.

Nasiek, Dariusz, MD, Pain Management

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