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Occipital neuritis, also called posttraumatic neck syndrome, is a pain in the back of the neck area.
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Because of the overall symptom it is, many things can trigger it. For example shingles, injury, infection, and sometimes even syphilis. Statistically almost everyone will have experienced this to some varying degree sometime throughout there life. At some points it can get even worse (based on the underlying condition) where it gets to the point to where the afflicted person can no longer function properly, or there overall lifestyle is affected. 
There are 2 primary types:
The primary treatment of occipital neuritis is treating what is initially causing the problem, which in term will generally illeminate the pain itself.  Alternate things can be performed as well, for example surgery, various types of pain medication, and alternate forms of treatment. 
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