Occipital neuralgia is one of the most severe forms of neuropathic or nervous pain. You may experience severe headaches, feeling a tight sensation pulsing over the head or stabbing and severe shooting pains on the top of the scalp.
As a consultant in pain medicine at the Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust in London and Medical Director of the London Pain Clinic http://www.londonpainclinic.com/, Dr. Chris Jenner works daily with patients suffering from some of the most common, painful and even misunderstood conditions to affect people all over the world today.
Along with a wealth of professional qualifications and more than 15 years of experience in the specialized field of pain medicine, Dr. Jenner has a true passion for his subject, a fact that is not only evident through his commitment to use the best cutting-edge treatments, but also through their desire to understand the impact of acute and chronic pain on the daily lives of their patients.
Dr. Jenner's experience in treating diseases like spinal pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis has led him to become one of the leading authorities in his field. Using a holistic approach and a variety of treatments that typically combine medications with minimally invasive pain management procedures, he works with his patients to restore a painless existence, increased levels of physical function, and a greatly improved quality of life.
Dr. Jenner has several published books on related conditions, you can buy them from Amazon in the links below.
Arthritis: A Practical Guide to Moving Forward with Your Life (How to Guide Self-Help)
Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome: A Self-Help Guide
Neck and Back Pain: A Self-Help Guide (Self-Help Guide)
If this describes you, you may be suffering from occipital neuralgia. This painful condition occurs when the occipital nerve that runs from the base of the skull is injured, inflamed or irritated. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, diabetes or have had a head injury or cervical disc disease, you may also experience occipital neuralgia. Unfortunately, occipital neuralgia is often misdiagnosed as migraine or another type of headache due to the similarity of symptoms.
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