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How does occipital neuralgia affect the body?

Occipital neuralgia is a painful condition that affects the occipital nerves. The condition occurs when one of the nerves becomes damaged or aggravated, which can be caused by a number of factors including injury, muscle tightness, or another condition. When any of these factors damages or exerts pressure on the nerves, it causes pain.

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What causes occipital neuralgia?
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You have a pair of occipital nerves running from the back of your neck to your scalp. When one of th...
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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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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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