Nerve conditions affecting the head and neck can come with chronic pain, significantly impacting the quality of life.
The Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care in Denver for Head and Neck Nerve Pain
The range of peripheral nerve conditions affecting the head and neck include:
- Occipital neuralgia: The occipital nerves that run through the scalp can be injured or inflamed, with symptoms that include burning, throbbing, shooting pains, and pain behind the eyes or side of the head, often described as being similar to a migraine or cluster headache.
- Chronic migraines: Patients who experience fifteen or more headaches each month, lasting for four hours or more, are considered to have chronic migraines. This condition has a terrible impact on day to day life of the patient. At The Atlas Institute, we deliver advanced treatments for chronic migraines.
- Cranial neuralgia: Cranial neuralgias are a range of nerve conditions that produce shock-like symptoms, often with excruciating pain. Inflammation or pressure on any of the cranial nerves can leave a patient experiencing an array of painful symptoms, including pain while swallowing and talking, changes in the ability to taste, dizziness, or excruciating throat pain.
- Facial palsy: This condition is characterized by sudden weakness on one side of the face, causing the facial structure on that side to droop.
- Nerve injuries to head and neck: Damage to the network of nerves to the head and neck can be the result of an auto collision, fall, sports injury, or other impacts to the head or neck, leaving the patient experiencing pain or dysfunction.