What symptoms and pain are associated with the semispinalis cervicis muscle? Pain in the back of the upper neck extending up into the back of the head. Headaches. Tenderness in the back of the head and/or neck. Tingling and burning in the scalp.
Occipital Neuralgia or C2 Neuralgia can cause very intense pain that feels like a jabbing, sharp electric shock like sensation in the back of the head and neck. Primary treatment consists of pain relievers or analgesics that may be effective in reducing the pain.