A 68-year-old female asked:
how successful have surgeries been for occipital neuralgia?
1 doctor answer
Dr. William Goldie answered
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 pain. If they recur, more permanent suppression can be done with injections as well. Surgery is usually not necessary.
Answered on Jul 12, 2013
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