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What increases my risk for occipital neuralgia?

Your risk for occipital neuralgia can increase if you have a head or neck injury. Sleeping with your neck in an awkward position or any other activities that may result in a pinched occipital nerve can also increase your risk. Those with conditions such as diabetes, gout, and osteoarthritis may have an increased risk of developing occipital neuralgia as well.

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Should I see a doctor about my occipital neuralgia symptoms?
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If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of occipital neuralgia, it is a good idea to see your d...
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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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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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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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