The Occipital Nerve’s Role in Neck Pain and Headaches.

A recent experiment involving 22 patients with chronic headaches and/or neck pain showed that removing pressure on the greater occipital nerve resulted in substantial improvement in the patients’ headache/neck pain symptoms. Doctors of chiropractic often utilize manual therapy techniques to reduce pressure on nerves, such as the greater occipital nerve, when treating headache and neck pain patients. Acta Neurochirurgica, September 2021

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