A 20-year-old female asked:
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i hit my head back in 2017 but was never diagnosed with a concussion. ive had migraine-like headaches since then & im afraid i have occipital neuralgia after doing some research. are there any tips on alleviating the pain until i can see a doctor?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Headche: Occipital neuralgia is an irritation of your greater occipital nerve. It can be alleviated by a steroid injection. Often this done by neurologist.
Answered on Apr 10, 2020
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologist: The first step is to determine what type of headaches you experience. I recommend consulting a neurologist to evaluate you. In my experience occipital neuralgia isn't usually a chronic cause of headaches unless there is nerve impingement on the occipital nerve by a disc or spur in a neck vertebra. Muscle contraction tension headaches are more common than migraine. Appropriate tests will be ordere
Answered on Apr 23, 2020
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