Supraorbital Nerve Block
What is it?
Supraorbital Nerve block involves the injection of an anesthetic (and sometimes a steroidal drug) to the area of the face from the upper eyelid to the top of the head. This Nerve Block provides pain relief from headache, migraine, shingles (acute herpes zoster) or complex lacerations and injuries.
What are some of the advantages over local infiltration method?
The supraorbital nerve block is preferred over a local tissue anesthesia because of several advantages including:
- Rapid anesthetic effect that provides almost immediate pain relief
- Anesthesia spread over a larger area with minimal dosage
- Lower risk of tissue damage