Head Conditions

Descriptions of Common Head Injuries and Conditions

Dr. Craig Neleson

Headaches

Description coming soon

Occipital Neuralgia

This is generally caused by entrapment by muscle or irritation of the root of the nerve called the greater or lesser occipital nerve. This could be treated with greater occipital nerve blocks and other modalities.

Tension Headaches

This is caused by muscle tightness.

Trigeminal Neuralgia

This is caused by inflammation of the cranial nerve #5 and can be treated locally.

Migraine Headaches

Description coming soon

Cervicogenic Headaches

These are headaches that are caused by irritation of the cervical facet joints in the neck. These headaches could be treated with cervical facet injections or cervical rhizotomies.

 

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