Occipital neuralgia is a condition characterized by pain in the occipital region of the head, which is the area at the back of the head above the neck. The pain is often associated with a sharp, shooting, or electric-like sensation and is usually triggered by the movement of the head or neck. It may also be accompanied by other symptoms such as neck stiffness, sensitivity to light, and dizziness. If you are experiencing similar symptoms, reach out to us at Diagnostic Pain Center for an appointment.
Causes of Occipital Neuralgia Pain
The cause of occipital neuralgia is often the irritation or damage to the occipital nerves, which are located at the back of the head and neck and are responsible for transmitting sensory information from the scalp and neck to the brain. The condition can be caused by various factors, including a neck injury, tension in the neck muscles, inflammation, or compression of the nerves.
Treating Occipital Neuralgia
Our physicians play a key role in the management of occipital neuralgia by providing a range of treatments and therapies to help control the pain and improve the patient’s quality of life. Nerve blocks and trigger point injections may also be used to help alleviate pain and improve mobility.
Schedule an Appointment to Relieve your Pain
If you are having pain in the back of the head, it may be occipital neuralgia, please contact us at Diagnostic Pain Center today at (512) 981-7246 to find relief. There are a number of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments available to manage and eliminate your pain. Our pain specialist Dr. Robert S. Marks will collaborate with you to determine the best solution that’s specific to you.