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Can occipital neuralgia be prevented?

Some cases of occipital neuralgia can be prevented while other cannot. Most factors that cause the condition are unpredictable, such as injury, a tumor, or pressure from a nearby artery. However, for cases of occipital neuralgia caused by tight muscles, it is logical to assume that keeping your stress levels low and your muscles loose could help prevent the condition.

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Is there a cure for occipital neuralgia?
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