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What Symptoms Does Auriculotemporal Neuralgia Cause
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
Trigeminal neuralgia: Tn is localized to one side of the face. The pain comes on suddenly, some describe the pain as electric-like and literally stops one from doing anything. The pain is sudden and severe and then goes away. The pain is usually triggered by touching a certain spot on the face. Brushing the teeth, rubbing the face, sudden changes in temperature can all make the pain worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are both cluster headaches and migraines related to the trigeminal nerve? If so, how are they related? How does the trigeminal nerve affect one's head
Superb questions!: You are apparently young and smart. This could be a good research project for you. Cluster headache, like trigeminal neuralgia, produces what is called a "neuralgiform" pain syndrome (no space for details). Migraine is different. But both are neurological syndromes. The exact biological differences are poorly defined. "Cortical spreading depression" is more typical of migraine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can peripheral neuropathy cause chest pain? What is treatmt when all else fails? Or what causes CNS inflammation?
There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Arteries of the head and neck are most commonly involved. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If herpes can cause vestibular neuritis. Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia?
Several: Mood is sad and mostly non responsive to environmental changes, for more than 2 weeks. Sleep changes (either too much or not enough); loss of interest in usual activities; inordinate guilt; lack of energy; difficulty with thinking & concentrating; changes in appetite & weight (usually reduced, but can be increased); agitation or lethargy; suicidal preoccupations and/or plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in back: of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin , next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat , rolled towel behind neck , let head fall back over towel to ease tension , osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy ...Read more
How common is piriformis syndrome? Can it cause neuropathic symptoms too such as numbness, tingling, burning?
Migraine headache: Migraine symptoms are frontal throbing headache with one of the following: nausea, vomiting, inability to stand bright light or noise. Aura symptoms are: visual disturbances like blurry vision, seeing flashes or zigzag, dizziness, numbness or weakness in one side of the body, the aura usually is followed by the headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more
Vague : Your question is too vague to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis? Treatment?
Endstage muscle dz.: In the 50s there were a few md pioneers who concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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