Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
I feel in this condition of occipital neuralgia
and in damaged nerve and muscle, physiotherapy
can help you out. As in electrophysiotherapy machines like (TENS, IFT, and moderate heat therapy
can work wonders in reducing pain, along with exercises of shoulders and trapezius a tunnel system can be made which will let the nerve move without any obstruction and pain will be reduced.
try relaxation exercises and do yoga postures like (shavasana ). Try to keep yourself well hydrated and have vit B 12 supplements as VIT b12 is considered as nerve tonic. Avoid any stress
activity. Avoid lifting weights or luggage if your work requires to travel, sleep straight with butterfly pillow as it help in reducing any external pressure over the nerve.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr. Harsh Swarup