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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.
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Neuralgia involving the upper cervical nerves, usually caused by nerve entrapment.
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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.
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Pain on one side of the back of the head caused by entrapment or pinching of an occipital nerve.
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