Occipital neuralgia

Neuralgia involving the upper cervical nerves, usually caused by nerve entrapment.

A type of headache that originates from the upper neck, often radiating toward the back of the head and the scalp on one or both sides. The pain may be chronic or intermittent and may extend all the way up the scalp to the forehead. It is associated with head and neck injury, osteoarthritis of the cervical spine, and, less often, with spinal infections or tumors. Treatments vary but sometimes include analgesic injections, corticosteroids, or other pain relievers.

Occipital neuralgia is a condition characterized by pain experienced on one side of the back of the head, which arises due to the entrapment or compression of an occipital nerve.