Chronic headache not effectively treated with locally injected steroidsPatients administered with locally injected steroids in addition to local anesthetics for treating daily headaches may not experience any additional benefits, as per a study by neurologists at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

This study was based on results obtained after observing 29 men and women with chronic daily headaches who were divided into two groups. The first group was administered with GONB (greater occipital nerve block) with lidocaine and bupivicaine alone and the other group was administered with the two drugs with steroids.

Post-therapy data for four weeks and recruitment of more patients for trials are next on line for Dr. Ashkenazi and his team.