For some children, injections may be one option to help alleviate their pain symptoms. Typically, these injections are performed under sedation or general anesthesia at Connecticut Children’s. In some cases, imaging tools like ultrasound or X-ray can help guide the needles to the appropriate location.

Procedures for headache management

  • Occipital nerve block
  • Botox injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • lidocaine infusions

Sympathetic blocks

For sympathetically mediated or nerve-related pain syndromes

  • For arm pain, stellate ganglion block
  • For abdominal pain, celiac plexus block
  • For pelvic pain, hypogastric plexus block
  • For leg pain, lumbar plexus block
  • Trigger point injections

Back pain

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint or medial branch nerve injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Pars defect injections

Chest wall pain

  • Intercostal nerve (ribs) injections
  • Trigger point injections