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Occipital Neuralgia Headaches
Are there other non narcotic medication I can take for occipital neuralgia headaches. I'm already taking neurotin 600?
Tramadol: Tramadol (Ultram) is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Ask your pain management specialist for more information. ...Read more
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
Help I have occipital neuralgia headaches an I've take 2 600mg neurotin head still hurt so bad will it hurt if I take a Advil (ibuprofen) pm..in pain?
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. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...Read more
Is it normal to have some pressure an pain with occipital neuralgia migraine headaches? Is the something I can do
Occipital neuralgia: Yes. Occipital neuralgia is caused by impingement of the greater occipital nerve from tight muscles in the neck. The result is pain from irritation of the nerve and pressure from tense neck muscles. Physical therapy, massage, injections of the nerve and surgery can relieve the pain. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have back pain that's very painful in the top an very center of my back. Is this because I suffer from Occipital Neuralgia Nerve Migraine headaches?
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. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more
I have occipital neuralgia nerve migraine headaches. Still wondering why I have numbness an it look like I have bell palsy on the right side of my fac?
I have occipital neuralgia (neck pain, headaches, light sensitvity.) upcoming cataract surgery - any meds or ways to prevent a flair up? L
Occipital Neuralgia: Best treatments for ON prior to cataract surgery: Prescription muscle relaxants;Anticonvulsant drugs, such as Tegretol (carbamazepine) and Neurontin (gabapentin);Antidepressant medication; Short-term use of local nerve blocks and steroid injections; more info: eyedoc2020 blogspot com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am on lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg twice a day for occipital neuralgia, I am finding i get headaches after taking the med. Is this likely to go away?
Surgery resolved my occipital neuralgia a year ago. Constant muscle spasm in neck/shoulders, plus tension headache, remain. What's the next step?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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