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The Neck Pain Associated with Occipital Neuralgia by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 07 May 2010 12:00am 7 Comments Ever get pain in the back on your head and neck, specifically at the base of the neck? This muscles here are called the suboccipital muscles collectively, and when there is pain here, the term is occipital neuralgia. What is the Occipital Neuralgia? Occipital neuralgia refers to having pain and muscle spasms that come specifica ... Read on »
Natural Occipital Neuralgia treatment discovered by Chance… by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 12:00am First off, what exactly is occipital neuralgia? This is a pain and spasm associated with the occipital region of the head and the occipital nerves. The occipital nerves originate in the upper cervical spine. The occipital muscles are at the base of the skull in the back of the head. Pain with this condition tends to be a pa ... Read on »
Botox for occipital neuralgia by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Sun 18 Oct 2009 10:04pm Botox can relieve pain of occipital neuralgia, according to a pilot study by neurologists in Ohio, published in Headache.  Occipital neuralgia is a painful condition that manifests itself by pain in the back of the head, usually on one side.  Pain can be burning, but also sharp,or throbbing in character.  It is often the result of a spasm of occi ... Read on »
Occipital Neuralgia - Success with Chiropractic by Dr B Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 01 Feb 2011 5:46pm Occipital Neuralgia can cause severe neck pain and headache-like pain. What happens is that pressure and inflammation around the back of the neck puts alot of pressure on nerves in that region; namely the occipital nerves. Chiropractic neck adjustment helps to loosen the occipital muscles, cervical paraspinal muscles, and trapezius musc ... Read on »
What is neuromodulation? by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 10:54am   This article presents a comprehensive overview of the develop of neuromodulation including the different types and what conditions they can treat. The article will be of help to anyone who has been told they will be treated through neuromodulation and what like an explanation of what ... Read on »
Irrationality Abounds by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 5:14am It's been a tough time here at Advocacy for Patients. We took on a handful of really difficult insurance appeals, and we've been beaten up pretty badly. The thread that runs through it all? Irrationality. It's not really about money. It's certainly not about what's best for patients. It's about a system that has run amok. And so the fact ... Read on »
Steroid injections and meningitis by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Mon 15 Oct 2012 10:03pm Steroid injections are routinely used at our Center for the treatment of cluster headaches and occipital neuralgia. I just received a call from a concerned patient with cluster headaches who recently received an occipital nerve block with methylprednisolone acetate (Depo-Medrol), the same drug that caused fungal meningitis in almost 200 patients ... Read on »
Radio Today: Dr. Krusz on Trigeminal Neuralgia by Teri Robert Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:08pm Surf on over to VoiceAmerica Radio (online radio) this afternoon for an hour-long broadcast about trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Krusz will be guest hosting Helen Dearman's show, "Pain Tamers: Living With Chronic Pain." The show is live at 4 p.m. central time, 5 p.m. eastern time. Dr. Krusz's guest for today's broadcast will be Michael Pastern ... Read on »
Trigeminal Neuralgia by Dr. Daniel Kalish Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sun 14 Sep 2008 3:54pm 1 Comment Well here are my thoughts and what has worked very well for clients of mine. The Trigeminal nerve is the 5 th CN and supplies sensation to the face. There are 3 divisions, the ophthalmic (V1), maxillary (V2) and madibular (V3). Besides senation, they also innervate the massetar, temporalis, med/lat pterydoid, tensor vali palatini, mylohyoid, ... Read on »
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) - What is it? by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:26pm OBTAINED from Bonnie at: http://scamparoo.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/trigeminal-neuralgia-tn/ Tr igeminal Neuralgia (TN) What is it? TN is an extremely severe facial pain that tends to come and go unpredictably in sudden shock-like attacks. The pain is often described as stabbing, shooting, excruciating, burning, extremely stron ... Read on »