Thank you for posting your query.
Your symptoms are suggestive of occipital neuralgia
. In this condition, there is a sharp shooting pain at the base of head and upper neck, which comes intermittently and last for few seconds to minutes each time.
For pain relief, you may take pregabalin
You may require MRI
of cervical spine
and brain for detailed evaluation if you do not improve with above medications.
I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.
Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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