2. Neck tension or tight neck muscles
When compared with the effects of a car accident or the brutal bashing that an NFL player’s head gets over the course of the season, it can seem a little strange to see that something that is comparatively minor such as tight neck muscles can lead to the same condition.
Strange it may seem, but it is completely true. It’s an important distinction to make as well, as the treatment of occipital neuralgia can depend upon the cause.
What is even more vital though is to ascertain that the condition is present as soon as possible, given that other headaches and migraines can often be misdiagnosed and vise versa as well. In order to make plans for the best form of treatment, the correct diagnosis needs to be established, as does the cause of that particular diagnosis.
Neck tension and tight neck muscles mightn’t seem like things to worry too much about, but they can turn into something much worse.