Occipital Nerve Syndrome

Greater Occipital Nerve Syndrome - A common cause of (neck) headaches resulting from the Rothbarts Foot Structure

Pathomechanics:  The greater occipital nerve becomes compressed between an hypertonic (tight) Rectus Capitis Posterior Major muscle and the greater occipital protuberance.

Symptoms of Occipital Neuralgia

  • Occipital neuralgia can cause very intense pain that feels like a sharp, jabbing, electric shock in the back of the head and neck. 
  • Aching, burning, and throbbing pain that typically starts at the base of the head  and radiates to the scalp
  • Pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Pain behind the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tender scalp
  • Pain when moving the neck