Treatment Options for Occipital Neuralgia
Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

Content on this website is intended for general information only. For answers to your specific questions or to schedule treatment, we invite you to contact us at 301-588-5858.

Occipital neuralgia is a condition resulting in intense painful spasms felt along the back of the head, upward to the top of the head. While the sensations may be similar enough to be misdiagnosed as a migraine, this syndrome is not a migraine and is not likely to respond to migraine medications.

Causes of Occipital Neuralgia

The causes of occipital neuralgia include a wide range of problems in the neck area, ranging from minor to serious. Causes may include arthritis of the neck, problems with the vertebrae, tumors in the neck area, tight neck muscles, and other conditions.

If occipital neuralgia is diagnosed, a neurologist will search for the underlying cause through a detailed history of the patient's symptoms as well as imaging studies. In some cases the cause is clear, but in many cases, no cause is found for occipital neuralgia.

How We Can Help

Maryland Holistics offers acupuncture which is an effective method of pain-relief in the treatment of many pain-related health conditions. The relief resulting from acupuncture often lasts many times longer than the relief from a single dose of a medication. This is because acupuncture works in a very different way, helping your body to heal at a deeper level.

If the cause remains unknown after a neurologist's thorough examination, or if the cause is suspected to be arthritis or tight neck muscles, its very likely that our practice can help the patient experience relief. This condition is relatively rare and many general medical providers may not be thoroughly familiar with it. Patients who visit our clinic for this condition will benefit from our many years of experience and commitment to excellent quality care.

Call us at 301-588-5858 To Schedule an Appointment

We offer a range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for you to receive the maximum benefit. We can provide treatment for multiple health concerns at each appointment. If you wish to speak to the doctor prior to scheduling an appointment, please contact us for a free 5-minute phone consultation.

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Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.  Maryland Holistics is a preferred provider in the Blue Cross, CareFirst, United Healthcare, OneNet, and MDIPA networks. We also accept Cigna, Aetna, and several other insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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If you wish to schedule an appointment or have questions prior to treatment, please call our office at 301-588-5858.

Located in Ellicott City and Silver Spring, MD

Our professional offices are designed to be an oasis for healing. Both offices are located near available parking and public transportation, and are ADA accessible.
Acupuncture in Ellicott City and Silver Spring • Caring for Maryland and DC with Affordable Acupuncture and Natural Medicine • Ellicott City, Columbia, Silver Spring, Bethesda, College Park, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, and Washington DC


Offices in Ellicott City


and Silver Spring


301-588-5858


Convenient Morning, Evening,


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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E


Ellicott City, MD 21043



1111 Spring St., Suite G5


Silver Spring, MD 20910