Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is a distinctive headache that is characterized by an aching, burning, jabbing and/or throbbing pain that usually starts at the base of the neck and goes all the way to the scalp. Pain can also be experienced in the forehead and behind the eyes.

Sensitivity to light may also be present. Occipital neuralgia is primarily caused by irritation or inflammation to an occipital nerve which are primarily located on each side of the neck.

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