Are Your Headaches Occipital Neuralgia?

December 28, 2017


Firstly it’s important to say that there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ headache. People often say they get headaches but its just normal.

Headaches are NOT normal and you DON’T have to suffer.


Some quick facts about this type of headache…


- This is a form of headache that comes about due to irritation of the occipital nerves at the top of the neck.


- The pain can be felt like it’s starting along the upper neck and at the back of the head.


- With some people it will also travel around to the forehead


- The pain can be throbbing, aching, burning, or a sharp and stabbing pain.


- The pain might be one side or both sides.


- Symptoms such as a sensitivity to light or sound are sometimes present.


So how do you know if you've got occipital neuralgia and what can you do about it? 


The first thing you should do is see someone who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of occipital neuralgia as well as other types of headaches. 


If you're local to Taunton or Somerset then get in contact with us and we'll get you booked in for your consultation. 


If you're not local to Somerset then send us a message with your location and we'll help you find someone who can help you. 


Remember - Headaches are NOT normal and you DON'T have to suffer. 

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