occipital neuralgia


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Related to occipital neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia

post·trau·mat·ic neck syn·drome

a syndrome of neck pain, tenderness, and spasm, often associated with ill-defined symptoms (for example, dizziness, blurred vision), resulting from neck trauma, most often of the whiplash variety.

occipital neuralgia

Neuralgia involving the upper cervical nerves, usually caused by nerve entrapment.
See also: neuralgia

occipital neuralgia

A type of headache that originates from the upper neck, often radiating toward the back of the head and the scalp on one or both sides. The pain may be chronic or intermittent and may extend all the way up the scalp to the forehead. It is associated with head and neck injury, osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, and, less often, with spinal infections or tumors. Treatments vary but sometimes include analgesic injections, corticosteroids, or other pain relievers.

Occipital neuralgia

Pain on one side of the back of the head caused by entrapment or pinching of an occipital nerve.
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Occipital neuralgia can occur spontaneously or result from underlying disease, hence--it can be classified as either primary or secondary.
She was diagnosed with complex migraine with components of occipital neuralgia.
Although previous studies have assessed ONS for the treatment of migraine and other headaches, as well as for occipital neuralgia, these have mostly been retrospective analyses, case series, or uncontrolled trials, he noted.