If you have a sore neck, do not put off an evaluation!. A pain in the neck lives up to its idiom and often can be accompanied by headaches, facial pain, or even contribute to jaw issues as well…
While your neck is strong enough to bear the weight of your head, it is also extremely flexible, facilitating turning and flexion in all directions. Your neck protects delicate nerves that transport sensory and motor information from the brain down to the rest of the body, including the occipital nerve which is responsible for all sensation in the back of the head, neck, and ears.
What is Occipital Neuralgia?
Neck pain specialists define occipital neuralgia as a chronic pain condition characterized by shocking or throbbing pain focused around the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears.
If you know an occipital neuralgia sufferer, you probably know they have tried everything from over-the-counter pain relievers to strong antispasmodic drugs, Botox injections, or even surgery to overcome the agonizing bouts – to no avail.
What you may need is to look for the underlying cause of your pain instead of just treating the symptoms.
Occipital Neuralgia Treatment
With proper testing and examination, the neck pain doctors at The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence work towards finding the cause of your occipital neuralgia so that the correct treatment protocols can be applied to help you.
Particularly successful is our exclusive non-surgical A.S. Remodeling Protocol® that uses FDA-approved technology to remodel and stretch tissues to relieve pressure on your occipital nerves. For the best results, we combine that with specific, gentle, hands-on techniques that aim to restore proper balance. In addition, physical movements can be applied that are specifically targeted for occipital neuralgia which you then may continue to do on your own.
If you are ready to say goodbye to occipital neuralgia, contact The Head and Neck Centers of Excellence to make an appointment for your personalized neck pain treatment program.