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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 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 alternative treatments for occipital neuralgia?
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If tight muscles are causing your occipital neuralgia, you may not need any medication or invasive p...
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Can occipital neuralgia be prevented?
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Some cases of occipital neuralgia can be prevented while other cannot. Most factors that cause the c...
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How is occipital neuralgia diagnosed?
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Occipital neuralgia is diagnosed using an occipital nerve block. A doctor will use a needle to injec...
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