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Occipital Neuralgia - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Occipital Neuralgia in Urdu

یہ بیمای آسیپیٹل نرو کو متاثر کرتی ہے اور سر کے پچھلی طرف درد کا باعث بنتی ہے۔ اس کو اکثر مختلف قسم کے سر درد Kکی طرح سمجھ لیا جاتا ہے اس لیے مرض کی تشخیص میں دیر ہو جاتی ہے۔ اس بیماری کا علاج میگرین اور دیگر سر درد سے کافی مختلف ہے اس لیے درست تشخیص ازحد اہم ہے

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Summary about Occipital Neuralgia in English

The occipital Neuroglia (ON) affects the occipital nerve, which begins in the upper part of the upper spinal cord and ascends to the back of the skull. The pain in this area is often due to inflammation or injury to the occipital nerve. According to a report by the American Migraine Foundation, ON affects 3.2 out of every 100,000 people per year. The pain in the occipital nerve is often confused with various types of a headache, especially a migraine, because the symptoms may look similar. The treatment of occipital Neuroglia, however, is very different from migraines and headaches. Therefore, it is important that people get a correct diagnosis of a headache.



Causes of Occipital Neuralgia

Here are some of the causes:

  • Too tight muscles 

  • Pinched nerves in the root of a person's neck

  • Head injury

  • Neck Injury

  • Chronic neck tension

Risk Factors of Occipital Neuralgia

Aching & Throbbing pain in head and scalp

Head Pain on both sides

Pain behind the eye

Light Sensitivity

Pain while moving your neck

Preventive Measures of Occipital Neuralgia

Here are some treatments of Occipital Neuralgia:

  • Regularly massage your neck muscles

  • Apply heat to your neck.

  • Take some rest