Posts Tagged ‘Nerve Pain’

Occipitial Neuritis

October 22, 2009

Recently I have had several patients come in with a burning sensation on one side or both sides of the back of their heads.  Usually the sensation is combined with neck pain, right at the base of the skull.  Many of these patients have already been diagnosed with Occipital Neuritis- inflammation or irritation to the occipital and suboccipital nerves.

Patients with this condition can benefit greatly from myofascial release of the posterior cervicals, suboccipitals, occipitalis, scalenes, and SCM muscles.  In addition to muscle work, spinal manipulation of the upper cervical (neck) area can reduces nerve irritation.

Check out the links above to learn more about chiropractic techniques that can reduce pain, inflammation, and headaches caused by occipital neuritis.

Dr. Misty Funk