Occipital neuralgia treatment uses techniques like osteopathic manipulation to alleviate inflammation and tension of the occipital nerves, providing relief from pain and other symptoms.
Occipital neuralgia is a chronic headache pain disorder typified by sharp, intense pain that runs from the upper part of the spinal cord to the patient’s scalp. The condition is relatively rare, afflicting about one out of every 33,000 people a year. Many of the patients who experience these headaches mistake them for tension headaches or even migraines, due to the similarity in symptoms. However, this headache condition rarely cause the dull aches or throbbing pain commonly experienced with most tension headaches.
While this head pain condition poses no serious danger, it is extremely painful and can negatively impact quality of life. Moreover, some cases may require surgery to reduce nerve compression and reduce pain. In most cases, however, pain can be managed and minimized with effective, noninvasive treatment. Osteopathic care is a proven option to help ease tension and other factors contributing to this condition, reduce pain and related symptoms, and help patients enjoy a more pain-free life.
In most instances, this condition is caused by compressed nerves in the neck or overly tense neck muscles. Other common causes can include:
Cranial pain can be difficult for patients to diagnose on their own. As a result, it is important to consult with medical professionals to ensure a proper diagnosis and prompt, effective treatment.
The most common symptom associated with this condition is a sudden sharp head pain, not unlike the pain experienced with migraine headaches. Other symptoms can include:
While doctors are not always able to identify the root causes for this condition, a proper diagnosis can still enable effective treatment and management of symptoms.
Headache pain of any variety can be extremely disruptive. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with head pain. Leonid Tafler, D.O. can provide the effective osteopathic care you need to help manage pain symptoms, address the underlying cause of your discomfort, and enable you to improve your quality of life. Osteopathic techniques like manual manipulation, and recommended lifestyle changes can be an effective part of any headache treatment plan.
Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.Chronic Tension HeadachesHead InjuriesHeadachesMigrainesOccipital NeuralgiaTemporomandibular Joint SyndromeWhiplash Headaches
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Tafler will provide the examination and diagnosis needed to create an effective osteopathic care plan to help you address your chronic head pain and related symptoms.
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Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.
Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!
Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.
Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.
Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!