Occipital neuralgia is a condition that is characterized by chronic pain in the locations of the lesser and greater occipital nerves. People with this condition experience pain in the upper neck, back of the head and behind the eyes. While many people choose to have back and neck injections along with several different medications, there are natural remedies that can help with the pain that this medical condition causes. Learn some of the alternative therapies for occipital neuralgia below!
Combining massage and bodywork techniques with acupuncture can help reduce a patient’s occipital headache. Research from a Chinese medicine hospital in Guangzhou showed that acupuncture plus acupoint-injection can be extremely effective for greater occipital neuralgia. Because acupuncture can help relieve inflammation, this is a great option to help relieve the “a permanent headache” many patients deal with.
Partake in Cranial Osteopathy
Victims who suffer from reoccurring headaches and migraines that never seem to go away usually benefit from this type of therapy. Cranial osteopathy consists of a head massage which manipulates the body and causes your cranial pressure to disperse. You can also do these cranial exercises at home along with other muscular relaxation exercises. Studies have shown that if you do them at least three times per week, the number of headaches and migraines you have will significantly decrease.
More frequently reported side effects include: pain at injection site and tenderness at injection site. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to hepatitis a adult vaccine: intramuscular injectable, intramuscular solution, intramuscular suspension
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by hepatitis a adult vaccine. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking hepatitis a adult vaccine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:
- Fever more than 99.5 degrees F
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Treatment for dyslexia typically consists of reading interventions and other educational tools and strategies. Medications are not used to treat dyslexia.
Scientists are still researching dyslexia to better understand the diagnosis. For example, last year, neuroscience student Emily Finn and her colleagues at the Yale University School of Medicine conducted a whole-brain functional connectivity analysis of dyslexia using functional magnetic resonance imaging. The results were reported in Biological Psychiatry.
Scans of children and adults with dyslexia were compared to typical readers in the same age groups – and there were widespread differences. Dyslexic readers showed decreased connectivity within their visual pathway – as well as between visual and prefrontal regions. They also showed reduced connectivity in the visual word-form area.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a progressive inflammatory disease that affects vertebrae in the spine and often the hip, knee, and shoulder joints, can be difficult to diagnose. Many of my patients come to me with symptoms such as back and hip pain and stiffness, which are similar to other forms of spinal arthritis or general chronic back pain conditions. Early symptoms of AS are often minor and, as a result, are ignored or attributed to other things such as overexertion or injury. But, the longer AS goes untreated, the more debilitating and widespread symptoms may become.
While some people have only mild, occasional back pain and stiffness, others develop severe mobility issues that impact their range of motion and ability to perform even the simplest task such as tying their shoes. Early diagnosis and treatment may help reduce symptoms and long-term complications, but if left untreated, AS may progress to the following conditions:
Limited Mobility and Spinal Deformity
AS causes inflammation in the spine, and if this inflammation goes untreated, the vertebrae in the spine can fuse together, impacting a person’s mobility and appearance. Depending on where the spine fuses and how severe it is, AS could result in a curved back or hunchback–or worse, the inability to lift your neck. In severe cases, the vertebrae in the neck can fuse together, leading to difficulty raising the head, eating, or even breathing. When this occurs, complex spinal surgery may be necessary.
I know I’m not Buzzfeed…but I thought this could be fun. You know those “10 Signs You Were Raised in the 1980s” and other fun articles? Hmmm…it makes me wonder. What would the signs be that you’ve had Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve Surgery? These are based on my years working with bariatric patients. I’d love to hear what you’d like to add!
1. Your co-worker heard a strange noise and doesn’t bat an eye…knowing it was your stomach.
Patients often ask me why their new pouch makes odd gurgling noises. It could be too big of bites or eating too quickly (careful, a culprit to hunger issues and even weight re-gain) It could also just be your stomach moving around and making noises for all to hear 🙂
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an often disabling neurological disease that affects one’s muscles, vision, mood, and concentration.
MS is estimated to affect anywhere between 250,000-350,000 people in the United States, and 200 new cases of MS are diagnosed each week.
While there is currently no cure for the condition, treatment options are available for reducing the symptoms. The most common therapy consists of steroid drugs, which have been shown to speed up recovery.
A new technology called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been recently shown to improve some of the symptoms of MS. The tDCS device was created by Marom Bikson, Ph.D., a professor of biomedical engineering at The City College of New York, in collaboration and Abhishek Datta, Ph.D., the chief technology officer of Soterix Medical.
Researchers from New York University’s (NYU) Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center conducted a feasibility study for tDCS, and the results were published in the journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.
The team was led by Leigh E. Charvet, Ph.D., associate professor of neurology and director of research at Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center.