A 57-year-old female asked:
I had a bilateral facet block today and now i have a headache. should i be seen or can i treat it myself?
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Neurosurgery 30 years experience
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Typical: Injections and blocks in the neck can cause short term neck pain increases and headaches. These usually calm down after a few days as the needles traumatize the muscle as it is passed to the facet joints. Warm moist heat , tylenol (acetaminophen) and otc nsaids can help. If the headaches are positional, then you should contact the doctor that gave you the injections before doing anything.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2015
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