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Occipital Neuralgia 

Occipital Neuralgia
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Occipital Neuralgia
Author(s):

Lawrence C. Newman

and Morris Levin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0021
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date: 24 May 2018

Occipital neuralgia (ON) presents with lancinating (often mixed with more aching) occipital pain, which can be very disabling. There are a number of conditions which present, like ON, with posterior pain; but tenderness of the greater occipital nerve and response to greater occipital nerve anesthetic blockade are essentially pathognomonic.

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