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Should I see a doctor about my occipital neuralgia symptoms?

If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of occipital neuralgia, it is a good idea to see your doctor. There are a number of reasons you may be experiencing the pain, and your doctor can help you determine whether occipital neuralgia is to blame. If it is occipital neuralgia, there are treatment options available, and the sooner you try your options, the sooner you may find some relief.

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