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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What are the treatment options for occipital neuralgia?
Riverside Center for NeurosciencesRiverside Center for Neurosciences
Treatment of occipital neuralgia is generally symptomatic and includes massage and rest. In some ca...
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How does occipital neuralgia affect the body?
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Occipital neuralgia is a painful condition that affects the occipital nerves. The condition occurs w...
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Are there any complications of occipital neuralgia?
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Occasionally, if you suffer from occipital neuralgia, you may also experience tenderness in your sca...
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What is occipital neuralgia?
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Occipital neuralgia is a headache disorder due to irritation of one of the occipital nerves in the b...
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