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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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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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How do I manage my occipital neuralgia on a daily basis?
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Managing your occipital neuralgia on a daily basis can be difficult. The pain is often severe, and e...
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What are the treatment options for occipital neuralgia?
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Treatment of occipital neuralgia is generally symptomatic and includes massage and rest. In some ca...
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How do medications treat occipital neuralgia?
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