Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a pain the occurs in the distribution of the trigeminal nerve that supplies enervation to the face.  The pain usually occurs only on one side of the face.  The pain is described as shock-like sensations that occur in spurts lasting just a few seconds to a minute.  There are trigger areas on […]

Analgesic Rebound Headache

Analgesic rebound headache is headache syndrome that occurs from overuse of headache medications.  The patients usually try to self-medicate for treatment of their pain.  Increasing doses and frequency of medication administration may then occur.  As the doses escalate, the headaches become unresponsive to these medications. The patient develops a chronic daily headache.  Failure to take […]

Cluster Headaches

  Cluster headaches are severe headaches that occur in groups (clusters) followed by a period of time without headaches.  This headache occurs predominantly in men. The onset of this headache syndrome occurs at ages 30-40.  The headache is not hereditary. The headache usually occurs after a period of sleep.  It has a seasonal preponderance, occurring usually in […]

Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is a headache that originates from injury to the occipital nerves.  This could come from trauma to the area or from repetitive trauma from neck hyperextension.  The pain of occipital neuralgia originates at the base of the skull and radiates up to the top.  The occipital nerve originates from the C2 and C3 nerve […]

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headache is a very common type of chronic headache.  It usually occurs on one side of the head, usually around or behind the eye.  It usually begins before age 30.  Attacks may be frequent or only occurs every few months.  A majority of migraine sufferers are female.  They often have a meticulous compulsive personality […]