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occipital neuralgia

i have been experiencing what seem to be classic ON symptoms for about a week now. it seems to come and go for a week or so at a time.. burning like pain on the right occipital bone tender to touch. i have os odontoideum and a cyst on c2 which makes sense why i would have ON. sometimes the pain extends to the top of my head but currently it is just the back on the bone. its very different from a classic heachache idk if other sufferers can agree. .. im still scared and concered. what have your experiences with this been? and what solutions are there advil isnt really helping


  • I was diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia about 4-5 years ago. I decided to see a neurologist for my consistent headache that I have been experiencing. A doctor tested me, and we discovered that my right half of a scalp had NO sensation at all. SCARED ME. She told me I have a migraine as well. She prescribed me with med and PT. Fast forward the clock... an orthopedic surgeon discovered that I have cervical spine stenosis, osteophyte, kyphosis that compressing on my spinal cord that requires a surgery.

    I am not a doctor, I only can state my own experiences. If you are concerned, you should go and see specialists and ask questions.

    Good Luck.
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