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Are There Any Successful Treatments For Occipital Neuralgia Complex
Neuralgia is a condition in which there is a sharp, unexpected pain along a nerve that is due to the irritation and damage of that nerve. Chemicals, diseases such as diabetes, medications, previous surgery, and trauma are potential causes of neuralgia. Numbness and weakness of the muscles supplied by the ...Read more
What are possible treatments for unilateral occipital neuralgia when combined with very tight muscles all over?
Please read below: Nonsurgical treatment the goal of treatment is to alleviate the pain. Often, symptoms will improve or disappear with heat rest physical therapy including massage, anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants. Oral anticonvulsant medications such as Carbamazepine and Gabapentin may also help alleviate pain. Percutaneous nerve blocks. Microvascular decompression occipital nerve stimulations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Highly: I perform this procedure. In my experience, greater occipital nerve decompression is highly effective. Over 95% of patients who I have performed this surgery have complete relief of symptoms, and it is immediate. Occipital neuralgia is very debilitating and commonly a cause of migraine headaches. In reality it is a nerve compression of the greater ; lesser occipital nerves. Nerves cause pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All,of it: The occipital nerves supply sensation to,the skull. Is the greater occipital Nerves are irritated, pain can be experienced over the top and into the eye. Lesser occipitals cause pain in the shape,of a banana over the top,of the ears and sides of,the skull. There are good treatments for this. See your local,pain Doctor. ...Read more
No: Both cause pain, but have different origins. The occipital neuralgia is an irritated nerve pinched by a muscle spasm. The aneurysm is a bulging out of a blood vessel wall. You can treat occipital neuralgia with massage and ice. The aneurysm will need an interventional radiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly. Try to: talk in a comfortable position with your neck not bent at an angle,and see if this helps. ...Read more
Nerve irritation : This condition is an irritation of one or both branches of the occipital after exiting from the base of the skull at right or left suboccipital regions. It is thought to be primarily a consequence of cranial muscle contracture or spasm around the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typical: Unilateral occipital head pain, usually of a burning or electrical nature, associated with a pain trigger at base of skull behind mastoid bone, and perhaps local numbness over the distribution of the Greater Occipital Nerve of Arnold. Would further discussion via Concierge visit provide assistance? ...Read more
I have occipital neuralgia and medications and nerve blocks have stopped working. I have read about surgical options. What would you recommend I do be?
Very very rarely!: Different types of neuralgia can be seen in ms including occipital neuralgia. Almost all of the time, these occur in patients who have already been diagnosed with ms. It is extremely unlikely for it to be the presenting symptom. Most likely you have already had a brain MRI for your headache. If that is clear, i say chances are very very low that you will go on to develop ms. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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