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occipital neuralgia signs

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience Neurology
Very very rarely!: Different types of neuralgia can be seen in ms including occipital neuralgia. Almost all of the time, these occur in patients who have already been di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Pain at back of head: Occipital neuralgia is pain from the occipital nerve which is felt along the back of the head, sometimes radiating to the top of the head and sometime ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly. Try to: talk in a comfortable position with your neck not bent at an angle,and see if this helps.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Flores
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve irritation : This condition is an irritation of one or both branches of the occipital after exiting from the base of the skull at right or left suboccipital region ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is possible: only if neuralgia is secondary to another condition, it may eventually resolve on its own.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Typical: Unilateral occipital head pain, usually of a burning or electrical nature, associated with a pain trigger at base of skull behind mastoid bone, and pe ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Nerve injections: A good pain specialist can identify a specific spot on the back of the scalp that triggers the pain. Injection of nerve calming agents can stop the p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Discuss: With your eye doc or neurologist.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Headaches: Your neurologist would be your best bet to develop a treatment plan for you. Acupuncture can be used as an adjunctive treatment.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Umanoff
39 years experience Pain Management
Nerve pain: Occipital neuralgia may at times be secondary to nerve root irritation in the upper cervical spine. For cases that fail to respond to blocks, I have s ... Read More
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