- Occipital Neuralgia: Pain in the back of the head radiating toward the ear that is caused by inflammation of the occipital nerve.
- Migraine / Cluster Headache: Headaches in a continuum of a vascular origin. These may be associated with difficulty with lights and sounds, nausea and vomiting and severe stabbing pain coming in attacks that last minutes to hours.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia: One sided facial pain that can be triggered by light touch or wind causing a stabbing attack.
- Facial burning and pain: Atypical facial pain
Treatments for Head Pain
- Occipital Neuralgia: Treatments for this condition include medications, injection therapy and occasionally a subcutaneous nerve stimulator.
- Migraine / Cluster Headache: Usually treated with medications although at times the headache may be from a disorder in the neck which can be treated with injections. Occasionally occipital nerve stimulation can be of benefit.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia: Treatments include medications, injection therapy and occasional referral to neurosurgeon.
- Facial burning and pain: Pain may be treated with medications, sphenopalatine ganglion blockade and biofeedback therapies.