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Occipital Neuralgia

  • By 23nhbeq

    I was diagnosed with chronic Migraine almost three years ago now. I’ve had over 24 nerve block injections, 4 botox treatments, 2 sphenocath treatments, and been through multiple medications. Throughout the entire experience, I’ve always complained about neck pain, specifically where my neck reaches my occipital bone, and that my migraines seem to stem from my neck pain. A pain management Dr that I was seeing for a short period of time mentioned something about occipital neuralgia. Before we could explore it, he moved onto another state. Do any other migraine sufferers out there seem to have this same issue?

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi 23nhbeq,

    Thanks for your post. Happy you are a part of our community! Sounds like you’ve had a fairly long journey with chronic migraine and treatments. I do hope some of them helped with the symptoms, at least slightly. In regards to your question, we have several articles which discuss occipital neuralgia that I thought you would be interested in reading – https://migraine.com/blog/a-one-sided-headache/, https://migraine.com/blog/making-difficult-treatment-decisions-occipital-nerve-stimulation-chronic-migraine/, https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-treatment-experiences-behavioral-pain-management/, https://migraine.com/blog/solving-my-headache-mystery/, https://migraine.com/blog/some-headaches-are-caused-by-neck-problems/, https://migraine.com/blog/30-things-about-my-life-with/. I hope you find them helpful! Also, were you able to find another doctor? Here’s a link to sites that can assist you with finding a migraine specialist – https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/, https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/. They will definitely be able to chat with you about occipital neuralgia as well. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to ask. We love hearing from you! Hope you have a lovely day.

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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