The greater occipital neuralgia syndrome should be suspected in patients, usually women, who complain of ocular, orbital, or temple pain for which no cause can be found. Patients will have either no local disease or ocular problems not usually associated with pain. Pressure on the greater occipital nerves may elicit exquisite tenderness and reproduce the referred pain in eye, orbit, or temple. Therapy is directed at reducing posterior neck muscle tension and painful stimuli from the irritated nerves. Local anesthetic injections with or without soluble corticosteroid give dramatic relief.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Transactions of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology|
|Issue number||3 I|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1975|
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