Chronic headache pain not possible of being cured with locally injected steroidsNo additional benefits are noticed when steroids are added to local anesthetics for treating daily headaches, as per a study by neurologists at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

The study findings were obtained after closely evaluating 29 men and women with chronic daily headaches who were divided into two groups. One of the groups 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.

Dr. Ashkenazi noted that there is a possibility that he and his team will find steroids lengthening the anti-inflammatory effects of injections and next four weeks of post-therapy data and recruiting more patients for conducting trials is their target now.