Occipital nerve radiofrequency for head and neck pain relief

30 de May de 2023

Occipital nerve radiofrequency is a minimally invasive procedure that offers effective relief of head and neck pain associated with occipital neuralgia. Our specialist medical team is committed to providing the latest and most effective therapies to address the needs of our patients.

What is occipital nerve radiofrequency?

Occipital nerve RF is a procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to interrupt the transmission of pain signals along the occipital nerve, which is located in the back of the head and neck. This technique can provide long-term relief of pain caused by occipital neuralgia, a condition that causes severe and persistent headaches.

In what cases is radiofrequency applied to the occipital nerve?

Radiofrequency of the occipital nerve can be useful to treat head and neck pain in different situations, such as:

  • Occipital neuralgia, which may be caused by compression, irritation or inflammation of the occipital nerve.
  • Chronic headaches that do not respond to conventional treatments, such as medication or physical therapy.
  • Postoperative pain after surgeries in the head and neck region.

How is radiofrequency of the occipital nerve performed?

The procedure is performed in our clinic on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia. The specialist uses image-guidance techniques, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound, to precisely locate the occipital nerve. A special needle with a radiofrequency tip is then inserted in the vicinity of the nerve. Radiofrequency energy is applied through the needle, which generates heat and causes a temporary or permanent interruption in the transmission of pain signals along the occipital nerve.

Advantages of radiofrequency of the occipital nerve

Advantages of radiofrequency of the occipital nerve


  • Effective and lasting relief of head and neck pain.
  • Minimally invasive and safe procedure.
  • Fewer side effects compared to pharmacological treatments.
  • Rapid recovery and return to daily activities.


Occipital nerve radiofrequency, available at the prestigious Clínica San Román, is presented as an innovative and highly effective treatment option for patients suffering from head and neck pain due to occipital neuralgia. If you experience chronic pain in this area and have not found relief with conventional therapeutic approaches, we strongly recommend that you contact our team of specialists in order to obtain detailed information about this treatment and evaluate its suitability in your particular case.

Our approach is based on the precise application of radiofrequency to the occipital nerves, with the goal of interrupting pain transmission and providing significant relief to our patients. This procedure is performed with great precision and care, ensuring the best possible results. Our team of highly trained specialists is committed to providing you with comprehensive, personalized care, working closely with you to assess your individual needs and determine if occipital nerve RF is the right choice for you.


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