Occipital neuralgia is a medical condition characterized by chronic headaches, pain in the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the eyes.
And while the American Migraine Foundation classifies it as a rare condition, it is still quite common among people .
The locations where you feel pain correspond to the locations of the lesser and greater occipital nerves.
The rare type of a chronic headache disorder occurs when pain stems from the occipital region and then spreads through the occipital nerves. These nerves run from the top of your spinal cord to your scalp.