Chapter

Occipital Neuralgia

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0021

Series: What Do I Do Now

Occipital Neuralgia

Show Summary Details

Preview

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.

Chapter.  1300 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.