Neuralgias of the Head: Occipital Neuralgia.

  title={Neuralgias of the Head: Occipital Neuralgia.},
  author={Il Choi and Sang Ryong Jeon},
  journal={Journal of Korean medical science},
  volume={31 4},
Occipital neuralgia is defined by the International Headache Society as paroxysmal shooting or stabbing pain in the dermatomes of the greater or lesser occipital nerve. Various treatment methods exist, from medical treatment to open surgical procedures. Local injection with corticosteroid can improve symptoms, though generally only temporarily. More invasive procedures can be considered for cases that do not respond adequately to medical therapies or repeated injections. Radiofrequency… CONTINUE READING
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