Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is a type of headache caused when the nerves that run from the back of your neck through the back of your head and scalp are inflamed or injured. The nerves may cause chronic pain in the neck, back of the head, and behind the ears. Discomfort may often be on one side of the head.

Occipital neuralgia headaches can cause throbbing and piercing pain. This condition can be debilitating and chronic.

Headaches have various triggers, including stress, dehydration, infection, sinus congestion, neck problems, and dysfunctional brain activity. They inflict pain and disruption that make your life miserable. Nobody wants to stop what they are doing and suffer from a headache!

There are many causes of headaches, including:

Southwest Pain Management will complete a thorough medical evaluation to best understand what is causing your headaches. We will discuss treatment options to reduce or eliminate the frequency and intensity of your pain.

We treat all types of headaches, including:

Southwest Pain Management has offices in Irving and Dallas. We offer several treatments for headaches, including medication, occipital nerve blocks, sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks, BOTOX injections, and more.

Our team is dedicated to accurately diagnosing, treating, and managing your acute and chronic pain. We will uncover the root cause of your head, neck, back, knee, shoulder, and other discomforts to ensure the best results.

Relief Begins Here

Southwest Pain Management in Irving, Texas is a patient-centered practice providing exceptional care and effective treatments for patients with a wide range of pain conditions.

We combine expertise with modern facilities to provide you unmatched care. Use the Request an Appointment button (below), email us at, or call 214 305-8004 to discover how we can improve your health and quality of life.

Accepted Insurance

We accept most major insurances. Please call to verify your insurance plan with us