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Dr. James Marx
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Neuralgia (Definition)

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


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Can pudendal neuralgia-like symptoms, burning pain in the perineum and scrotum-testicles, present without trauma to the area? Prostatitis caused pain?

Can pudendal neuralgia-like symptoms, burning pain in the perineum and scrotum-testicles, present without trauma to the area? Prostatitis caused pain?

Here is my take ...: Thus far, chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) has been one of most confused, misused, & even abused diagnosis in medical practice. 400-letter space just could not be enough to described its reality and confusion. To take a glimpse, go to http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/412693 and http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/708707. Thereby, you will gain its much insights. ...Read more

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How far up on the head does occipital neuralgia pain go? Does it cause needle like pains in head?

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

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Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Can any exercises that cause stress on the neck area trigger trigeminal neuralgia, or any positions that causes blood to rush to head?

Not believed so: TN is not believed to occur as the result of exercises placing stress on the neck nor positions which cause blood to "rush to the head." Some causes are DIRECT COMPRESSION of the nerve itself by a tumor, aneurysm, AVM, or blood vessel nicking the nerve. Surgeries, strokes, or MS can also cause damage to the myelin covering of the nerve causing pain. Need More info?www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Pain in cheek, but feels muscular and triggered by reminders of trauma. Losing muscle volume in my cheek at site of pain too. GP sd neuralgia-correct?

Pain in cheek, but feels muscular and triggered by reminders of trauma. Losing muscle volume in my cheek at site of pain too. GP sd neuralgia-correct?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is fairly common after trauma. Acute pain can be treated with lidocaine injections . Chronic pain requires drugs like neurontin but these drugs may have some sedative side effects. Regular anti-inflammatory agents can be used as well. Like Motrin or naprosyn (naproxen). Feel better and good luck! ...Read more

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If I have occipital neuralgia, can I get headaches on the top of my head?

If I have occipital neuralgia, can I get headaches on the top of my head?

Definitely, yes: Occipital neuralgia involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache with radiated pain to the top of the head and behind the eye. ...Read more

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Occipital neuralgia: can I get headaches on the top of my head, what to do?

Occipital neuralgia: can I get headaches on the top of my head, what to do?

Occipital nerve bloc: Occipital neuralgia can result in headaches on top of your head. I would see a pain physician and explore the possibility of getting an occipital nerve block injection with steroids. Another alternative are botox injections in the occipital area. Finally for patients refractory to such injections, occipital nerve decompression performed by a surgeon can be very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more