WORLD EMERGENCY MEDICINE SOCIETIES & RELATED

Search

Content:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Occipital Neuralgia

CanadiEM
CanadiEM - April 23, 2019 - By Tam V
..."The condition is attributed to nerve compression caused by sub-occipital muscle hypertrophy, tensing, or spasm. Approximately 90% of cases of occipital neuralgia involve the greater occipital nerve (GON), while the remaining 10% of cases are thought to be attributable to lesser occipital nerve (LON) pathology...
We propose the following useful mnemonic to assist in making a diagnosis ("STAB"):
Occipital neuralgia