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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 »
Treatment for Headaches: T.E.N.S vs. Manipulation by Nav J. Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 5:07pm A recent study compared two treatments for cervicogenic headaches: the use of T.E.N.S units versus manipulation of the cervical spine. This study compared alternative treatment for patients suffering from cervicogenic headaches and headaches related/caused by the neck. The participants in the study had a history of neck injury such as whiplash ... Read on »
Concerta = Headaches = Migraines? by patientanonymous Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 28 Nov 2007 12:00am 1 Comment I bloody well hope not. Since this recent migraine debacle, I’ve been getting headaches every day. Well, the postdrome ones really don’t count. That’s understandable. Now, I can’t remember what was going on last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as I was quite busy at work but I could have been headachy then too. But since Saturday (and I ... Read on »
Which Areas In The Brain Affects Language? by Dorothy E Ross PhD CCC-SLP Aphasia NYC Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:00am Broca’s Area: Broca’s Area is the first area of language area in the left hemisphere of the brain. It is named after its first discoverer, Paul Broca, a French neurologist. He once had had a patient with severe language problems. The patient could understand what others speak but with little difficulty. he could produce the only word, ‘t ... Read on »
Buzz Kill - Occipital Stimulator No-No by winnyninnypoopoo Facebook Posted Sun 11 Jul 2010 11:26pm WeedEater from Hell Tried weed eating my yard this weekend in order to help out with the maintenance.  I used a gas powered weedeater rather than my light weight wimpy cut one blade of grass at a time regular electric weedeater.  I was only able to get about 15 minutes of weed eating in until The Headache interrupteth. It seems the vibrat ... Read on »
Massage for Killing Headaches by rajesh moganti Posted Mon 21 Nov 2011 4:36am Self-massage is the easiest and safest way of getting rid of headaches. Massage can treat all kinds of headaches; let it be a simple tension headache or headaches caused by migraine attacks. A massage can reduce the pain by easing the trigger points and right muscles. The trigger points can be described as the areas experiencing severe muscle t ... Read on »
The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 9:15am Here was the evidence that Auguste D. had not lost herself. Rather, her "self" was taken from her. By David Shenk The following is an excerpt from The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic I Have Lost Myself Alois Alzheimer A healthy, mature human brain is roughly the size and shape of two adult ... Read on »
One of the important basic discu... by Thomas Z. Rams√ły Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 6:29pm One of the important basic discussions in congitive neuroscience is that of the fusiform face area (FFA). The FFA has been suggested as a part of the fusiform gyrus that is solely dedicated to face perception. The rationale is that faces have been evolutionary special and selected for, and that the FFA is an evolved module specifically deali ... Read on »
UCLA study finds that searching ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 Oct 2008 5:57pm UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function 16 oct 2008--UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and ... Read on »
Occipital nerve block for an acute migraine by Dr. Alexander Mauskop Medical Doctor Posted Sun 30 May 2010 8:49pm Occipital nerve blocks can stop a migraine attack when other treatments fail.  This is a relatively simple procedure (although not many physicians are trained in it), and it consists of an injection of lidocaine or a similar local anesthetic drug into an area at the back of the head on one or both sides.  There are two branches of the nerve - g ... Read on »