I'm having a shooting pain up the back of my


Q: I'm having a shooting pain up the back of my head that comes and goes i have been dealing with it for months. It feels like a lighting strike that goes up the back of my head...i need relief.


A:   Hi,
Thanks for your history.

It says that you have pain up the back of the head that goes up the head. It comes and goes, there is a lighting strike.
The history is classical of a nerve entrapment syndrome, wherein the spasm of the neck muscles get the nerve to get excited and cause the classical neuralgia.
There are following ways to get a relief:
1. Medical management by muscle relaxants, strong anti-inflammatory and local rubrafacient liniment.
2. Medicines for neuralgia like gabapentin and so on
3. Surgical release of the nerves

You may please consult a Neurosurgeon or so and get a clinical evaluation and treatment.

I hope this answer helps you.

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