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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 »
What IS an Occipital Nerve Stimulator? by Banner Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:17am I guess I haven't given a very good explanation of what an occipital nerve stimulator is. I'm going to try to do that, but pictures are worth a thousand words, or so they say, so I'm going to put a few pictures with this too for all you visual learners. The word "occipital" refers to a nerve in your head. It controls sensation in the scalp ... Read on »
Why Occipital Nerve Stimulation? by Banner Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:17am I've gotten some fairly negative reactions from people when I describe the procedure I've decided to undergo. They act like I'm insane for allowing someone to put wires in my body, along with an implanted battery that will leave a big scar, and still have to be replaced down the road. But these are the people that don't seem to understand the pa ... Read on »
Choosing Occipital Nerve Stimulation by Banner Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 12:17am Before going to Dr. Suwan, I had never heard of occipital nerve stimulation. I knew my pain was in my nerves, that no medications could help it, and that the only relief I got was from nerve blocks. But the nerve blocks would only last a week, so that wasn't a solution to my pain, especially since I lived in Wyoming, and Dr. Suwan, the only one I ... Read on »
Occipital microstimulator by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Wed 10 Jun 2009 6:46pm Occipital nerve stimulation appears to be a promising new treatment for migraine and cluster headaches.  Phase II trials performed by Medtronics, the manufacturer of one type of  stimulator, have been positive.  This stimulator requires implantation of a stimulator wire next to the occipital nerves and a separate incision to implant a stimulator ... 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 »
Study of Occipital Nerve Stimulation by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Feb 2007 12:00am Medtronic Begins Study of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic, Refractory Migraine Headaches; Implanted Device Delivers Electrical Impulses to Occipital Nerves. Medtronic Begins Study of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic, Refractory Migraine Headaches; Implanted Device Delivers Electrical Impulses to Occipital Nerves Medtron ... Read on »
Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Migraines by Banner Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 27 May 2009 11:30am After struggling with headaches for 13 years and trying everything out there, I got an occiptial nerve stimulator implanted to treat my headaches.  It's a miracle.  I have my life back!  Occipital nerve stimulation is not common for treating headaches (yet) and I had a hard time finding info on it.  So I started a blog about it to help educate ... Read on »
Occipital Nerve Stimulation versus Peripheral Nerve Stimulation by Banner Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Thu 31 Jan 2013 12:00am I apologize for not posting on this blog much anymore.  I have been spending most of my time on the Occipital and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation group on Facebook .  We now have almost 250 members, most of them very active and willing to help others.  To me that is a more valuable resource since there are multiple opinions and experiences ... Read on »