Medication, nerve blocks, and injections may help relieve pain from these conditions:
- Cluster headaches: severe pain that is unilateral and around the eye. These can occur multiple times within 24 hours and can last months. More commonly experienced by men.
- Paroxysmal hemicrania: frequent unremitting, unilateral headache that occurs more than 20 times per day, lasting 5 to 45 minutes each. The pain is on one side of the head, around the eye and temple. More frequently experienced by women.
- SUNCT (Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection): rare form of headache that occurs in males, which has bursts of stabbing, throbbing, burning pain around the eye or temple, lasting 5 seconds to 5 minutes and occurs up to 30 times per hour.