Hmm..... I had to Google "occipital neuralgia" to find a definition of this dx.
I have ALL of the symptoms described, but nobody ever told me that there was a clinical diagnosis for my problems. I always called the intense pain a "tension headache". But, I have had this pain for over 20 years due to a car accident, where my head was whipped sideways (not forward). All of my pain orginates on the R side of my neck.
Here are some relief remedies that work for me:
Tennis Ball - they are a godsend! My chiropractor recommended this remedy. Just lay on a tennis ball positioned at the base of your skull or on the crook of your scull and neck (where ever the pain is localized).
Ibuprofin - When the pain seems to creep from my neck to my skull to my eyes, I take about 800 mg of Ibuprofin - They are a muscle relaxer and not just a pain reliever. Just don't over do the meds! Ibuprofin can cause other side effects.
Funny thing... my 2 lesions are also located in my R occipital lobe. Don't know if the two are related. Doubt it.... but I am curious.