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Are there alternative treatments for occipital neuralgia?

If tight muscles are causing your occipital neuralgia, you may not need any medication or invasive procedures to treat the problem. In fact, a good massage or some rest could be all the treatment you need. Application of heat is effective for some people as well.

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How do I manage my occipital neuralgia on a daily basis?
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Managing your occipital neuralgia on a daily basis can be difficult. The pain is often severe, and e...
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Is there a cure for occipital neuralgia?
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Occipital neuralgia is not a life-threatening condition. Many individuals improve with therapy invol...
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What are the symptoms of occipital neuralgia?
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The main symptom of occipital neuralgia is severe pain in the back of your head and scalp. It is oft...
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How do medications treat occipital neuralgia?
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