Headaches seem to constantly be in the news. In an issue of Parade, the Sunday newspaper magazine, Dr. Max Murray Braff, M.D., director of New York’s Stuyvesant Polyclinic Headache Clinic, challenged the concept that most headaches are emotional in origin. In his article describing a study of
Does it hurt when you chew or open wide to yawn? Do you have pain located at the jaw muscles, face, ears, teeth, or head? Does your jaw click, pop, or catch? Do you find it difficult to open your mouth wide? If so, you may have a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. TMD […]
The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and the surrounding muscles can become a source or head, neck, face, tooth, eye, and/or ear pain. This is specifically referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).
What is Vertigo? Vertigo is a type of dizziness. Dizziness is generally described as a floating feeling of instability or unsteadiness. Unlike other types of dizziness, vertigo-an illusion of movement when no movement takes place-is a sign that can be objectively tested. Some patients have overlapping signs and symptoms of vertigo plus lightheadedness or […]
Patient History Jane came to this clinic for evaluation of chronic headache and chronic neck pain. 6 years earlier, she had suffered a laceration and fracture at the right occipital area of the skull. Over the next 2 years, complete numbness at the distribution of the greater occipital nerve (area of the scalp on one […]
Pain serves an important function in our lives. When you suffer an acute injury, pain warns you to stop the activity that is causing the injury and tells you to take care of the affected body part. Chronic pain, on the other hand, persists for weeks, or even years. Some people, often older adults, suffer from chronic […]
Your headache may be a pounding in your head, aching in your neck, pain behind the eye, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. When will the pain stop? You may have suffered from some of these common symptoms reported by headache patients. Annually millions of Americans suffer from headache pain making it the most commonly […]
Patient History Jane Doe presents for evaluation of chronic left-sided periorbital headache. A complete review of her history reveals that she has also had left-sided upper molar pain and right ear aching/fullness for which she has multiple evaluations. Over the years, dental, primary care, and ENT specialists have evaluated the tooth and ear symptoms […]