Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is a condition characterized by painful nerves at the back of the head and neck. In most cases, the exact cause is not identified. Causes can include pinching of the occipital nerves as they emerge from the spinal cord due to arthritis, tense muscles or injury to the back of the head/neck. The most common symptom is pain at the scalp at the back of the head.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.