Occipital neuralgia is described as a painful headache arising from the occipital nerves, which is located at the back of the head near the base of the skull.
What causes occipital neuralgia? This is often the result of an injury or upper neck muscle entrapping the nerves, although it may also occur spontaneously.
The diagnosis and/or treatment of this condition is a simple occipital nerve block.
An occipital nerve block involving using a tiny needle to inject numbing medicine (lidocaine) and steroid at the site of the painful nerve(s).
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Dr. Faubel has helped patients with low back and neck pain from nearby Crystal Lake, Lake In The Hills, McHenry, Huntley, Dundee, Gilberts, Carpentersville, Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Barrington, Prairie Grove, Cary, Spring Grove, Genoa City, and Elgin, Illinois. Patients have come from as far away as Rockford, Illinois, and communities in southern Wisconsin and western Indiana.