Young Athlete Received Occipital Neuralgia Treatment

occipital neuralgia treatmentThis young patient suffered from severe head and neck pain in the back of her head after a sports-related injury. She had daily headaches for years. She was diagnosed with post-traumatic occipital neuralgia.   

After she failed conservative measures with physiotherapy and medications, she was sent to see us for possible surgical intervention.  She underwent a decompression or nerve release of the greater occipital nerves with a removal or resection of the third and lesser occipital nerves. She reported that her symptoms were improved within a week of surgery, and ultimately at 5.5 months she is reporting near-complete resolution of the pain that she was experiencing in the back of the head and neck.  

She was so excited she even got a picture with her referring doctor -- Dr. Matthew Sedgley with Medstar.  We want to thank him for trusting us to treat his patients!   That’s what we like to call teamwork! 

Eric H. Williams MD
Specializing in reconstructive surgery and pain relief in the Greater Baltimore area.