Pain in the head and neck that begins at base of the head and moves to the scalp. The pain can be intense.
Light sensitivity and pain that is behind the eye.
A sensitive or tender scalp.
Possible Causes of Occipital Neuralgia
Occipital neuralgia has many causes that include neck tension, whiplash, a pinched nerve, osteoarthritis, cervical disc disease, blood vessel inflammation, gout, diabetes or an infection. A cause is not found in some cases.