Headaches and Neck Pain

A common complaint of people with headaches is that they also have neck pain.  Some people even say that they feel like the cause of their headaches is from a problem in their cervical spine (neck).

In this article, I’m going to make connections between the cervical spine and headache pain.  The two are absolutely related in many cases and each can contribute to the other kind of like a dog chasing its tail.

First, we need to discuss some basics of human anatomy.  Hang with me on this because by laying the foundation of understanding the basics, it will help us when we dig in a little deeper.

Anatomy and Headaches

The cervical spine has significant neurological involvement with the Parasympathetic Autonomic Nervous System (PANS).  Continue reading “Headaches and Neck Pain”

Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain

Occasionally, I will have someone come to me with symptoms of classical trigeminal neuralgia.  I’ve been in practice for a long time so through the years, it has been enough people that I thought I would write an article about this painful condition called “trigeminal neuralgia”.

In fact, I currently have a patient who has suffered with trigeminal neuralgia for years.  This patient has traveled a great distance to see me because he felt that I could help him when no one else has been able to do so. Continue reading “Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain”