Expert Occipital Neuralgia Treatment in Manhattan, Provided by Matthew Spiegel, MD


Occipital neuralgia is a type of neuropathic pain that affects the occipital nerves, which are located at the base of the skull, and provide sensation to the scalp, forehead, and back of the head. The pain is chronic and is usually described as sharp, intense, and shooting, and is often felt behind the eyes, at the back of the head or at the base of the skull. Occipital neuralgia can be caused by various conditions such as injury, inflammation, or nerve compression, and it can be triggered by certain movements of the head or neck, or by exposure to cold or wind. Symptoms may also include headaches, tenderness in the scalp, and muscle spasms in the back of the neck.

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