Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Occipital Neuralgia Treatment

Treatment for occipital neuralgia includes cold compresses, warm compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Additional treatment for severe occipital neuralgia may include surgery to reduce pressure on the occipital nerve.

Specific treatment for occipital neuralgia includes:

Occipital Neuralgia Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat occipital neuralgia:

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Occipital Neuralgia References
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