Locally injected steroids not much effective for treating chronic headache painAccording to a study by neurologists at the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, there are no additional benefits of adding steroids to local anesthetics for treating daily headaches.

The study was based on findings obtained after closely looking at 29 men and women with chronic daily headaches. After the patients were divided into two groups, they were 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 and his team are now setting their eyes at the next four weeks of post-therapy data and recruiting more patients for conducting trials. It was noted by Ashkenazi that there is a possibility that he and his team will find steroids lengthening the anti-inflammatory effects of injections.

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