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A 26-year-old female asked:

Bad headache kept waking me from sleep last night.sharp pain l, r, back of head.no nasal congest/drainage or fevers.sharp pain if i bend over.no h/o ha?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Occipital neuralgia: Have you had a recent head or neck injury or fallen asleep with your head over the back of a chair? Sounds like you have a pinched greater occipital nerve. See your doctor for evaluation and referral to a headache specialist.
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