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Is frequent sharp pain in the back of my head a cause of concern?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 in Headache and Migraines
Question: Approx. every 10 seconds, I get a sharp pain in the back of my head on the left side. I do not have a headache.
It has lasted 3 days now.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Take treatment as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
There can be possibility of occipital neuralgia in the involved area.
You can take pain killers for few days.
Amitriptyline,gabapentin or pregabalin can also be added.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
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