SMT Discover - Chronic Daily Headache Most of the feeling in the back and top of the head is transmitted to the brain by the several sets of occipital nerves. These nerves travel up the center and both sides of the head. Emerging from between bones of the spine in the upper neck, the occipital nerves make their way through muscles, facial layers and other structures at the back of the head and into the scalp. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:59:59 UTC en