The pain is due to malfunction of the glossopharyngeal nerve, which moves the muscles of the throat and carries information from the throat, tonsils, and tongue to the brain.
Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. This type of headache or pain is dull, throbbing and localised to the back of the head.
Occipital neuralgia, also known as C2 neuralgia, is a medical condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes.
In this condition, damage to the lesser and greater optical nerves causes pain or reduced sensation in the neck, back of the head area and behind the eyes.
This describes neuralgia originating in the spinal cord or brain.
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