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Occipital Nerves

  • Boyoun Jung
  • Neel MehtaEmail author


Occipital neuralgia presents as paroxysmal pain in the occipital scalp, considered to arise from an insult to the occipital nerves though the exact etiology is unknown. Basic anatomy, clinical findings, diagnostics, and treatment options are covered in this chapter.


Occipital neuralgia Neuropathic pain Headache Occipital nerves Nerve blockade 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pain Management, Department of AnesthesiologyWeill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA

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