Welcome to Just Answer. I am an Adult Neurologist and was contacted to answer your question.
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what you describe, a burning sensation on the left side of the back of your head, coupled with the
hyperpathic sensation, (it hurts to touch in that area)
are classic symptoms for Greater Occipital Neuralgia
the greater occipital nerve comes out of the cervical vertebra between C2 and 3 and then winds up
through the C1 area, passing on the outside between muscles, to then go up the side of the back of your skull
it provides sensation, and when pinched, will cause the symptoms you describe.
Certainly given your history, this would be the most likely reason for the pain complaint.
It would not, however, explain the visual symptoms, feeling lightheaded, and dizzy.
just the pain/burning sensation
I will leave you a webpage on GON (greater occipital neuralgia), the treatment is a nerve block .
In terms of the other symptoms, I would suggest you see a neurologist as you need a neurological examination to determine cause.
please get back to me to discuss this further when you are online if I can help Dr Frank T