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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 »
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 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 »
The Nerve Block by Esther Posted Sat 02 Mar 2013 8:20am My nerve block is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 6.  I didn't expect it to be so soon!  It's only a little over a week since I saw Dr. Howard . This is the first time in my six years with vulvodynia -- pudendal neuralgia, I should say -- that I've felt medically illiterate.  Here's what I think will happen. Dr. Westesson will do the pr ... Read on »
Ischial nerve block #2, collapse of "personhood" by Esther Posted Sun 26 May 2013 11:34am This time around visiting Dr. Westesson for a nerve block -- the fourth nerve block overall -- he decided to try a block about 1/3rd of the way down from the ischial-spine site towards the Alcock's canal.  Again, the test for likelihood that entrapment is at a particular site is whether the anesthetic injected along with the steroid relieves the ... Read on »
Pain in the Ass: CT-Guided Pudendal Nerve Block by Quinn Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:43pm On Wednesday I had a CT-guided pudendal nerve block.  I hadn't anticipated it would be such an ordeal.  2 days before the appointment I received a call from the office saying that I had to come over an hour before the procedure, I couldn't eat or drink after 6:00 am that day.  I'm under a ridiculous amount of stress at work and unfortuna ... Read on »
Nerve blocks: From Alcock's canal to genitofemoral nerve by Esther Posted Thu 18 Apr 2013 3:45pm The first nerve block didn't do anything to help my pain.  That was in the ischial spine.  The second time, April 3, the doc tried doing the block in the Alcock's canal.  Same nerve, lower down the butt.  That doesn't seem to have worked either. I go back on Monday, April 22, and the doc will try doing the block in the genitofemoral nerve, thr ... Read on »
Maxillary Nerve Block by Dr. Josh A. Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:13pm This morning I was working on endodontic treatment on tooth #5. I had used several carpules of 2% lidocaine with 1:100k epinephrine, Septocaine with 1:100k epinephrine, and plain carbocaine. The patient was still really feeling a lot of pain. Obviously there really should not have been any error in anesthesia technique for an upper tooth. For s ... Read on »
Veterinary dentistry, nerve blocks, complications...and late posts by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Sun 27 Dec 2009 10:00pm Today started late. That was my fault. From there, things devolved in ways that evoked Hieronymus Bosch’s version of Hell more than they did a pre-New Year’s Eve weekday. Not so much my fault. But that’s debatable.  Picture me, wearing my veterinary dentist’s hat. This was around 9 AM. First patient of the day. The anesthetics went well. My ... Read on »
CT-Guided Pudendal Nerve Block: The Jury Is Still Out by Quinn Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:43pm I've been very reluctant to post about my CT-guided pudendal nerve block because I haven't seen any positive change.  I actually think I've had a complication or two.   I don't want to frighten anyone away from considering this procedure.  There were a lot of factors that have tainted the results for me.   I've had a lot of pain ... Read on »