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Occipital Neuralgia Headache Pain

The occipital neuralgia headache is a disorder that is often commonly missed out and misdiagnosed by both neurologists and physicians alike.  In fact this type of headache has often been mistaken for migraine headache or cluster headache.  In fact, there is great controversy surrounding the frequency or even the existence of this occipital neuralgia disorder.

Findings has been able to associate this occipital neuralgia condition with neck trauma suffered by those who are injured in automobile accidents. Although the headache pain can be quite similar to the shooting or lightning discomfort of trigeminal neuralgia headache pain, the occipital neuralgia headache is typically more like an aching pain that radiates into the eye socket. Frequently the sufferer will also feel nausea.

This occipital neuralgia condition can typically be treated by local injections or oral anti-inflammatory medications although sometimes there are hard cases where it is found necessary to destroy the nerve.