Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neuralgia Occipital Symptoms

Symptoms of occipital neuralgia include:

  • Scalp pain:
    • Pain is usually behind the ears
    • Pain is in the back of the head
    • Pain may also be at the top of the neck
  • Headache
  • Chronic headaches:
    • Pain is triggered by touching the scalp
    • Pain is triggered by touching the back of the neck
  • Facial pain:
    • Located in the forehead

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Last Updated: May 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neuralgia Occipital References
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