Occipital neuralgia, also known as C2 neuralgia or, rarely, Arnold's neuralgia, is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes. These areas correspond to the locations of the lesser and greater occipital nerves.
WHAT IS OCCIPITAL PAIN?
Occipital neuralgia can cause intense pain that feels like a sharp, jabbing, electric shock in the back of the head and neck. Its symptoms can be very similar to headaches or chronic migraines. Usually, pain is brought on by neck movement or sensitivity to light.
Wondering if you might be suffering from occipital pain? Take our 30 second online Pain Assessment Tool to find out. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss your pain.
WHO CAN GET OCCIPITAL PAIN?
In the majority of cases, occipital pain is treated with conservative methods and can be resolved or managed with minimally invasive steroid injections or nerve blocks.
If you suspect you have occipital pain, take our short Treatment Assessment Tool to tell us a little about what, if anything, you've tried to treat your pain. One of our qualified team members will be in touch within one business day to discuss possible treatment options.