Aches in the head region can vary from dull pain with tension headaches to sharp stabbing pain with trigeminal nerve neuralgia. In the neurology by the clinic we ensure individual approach to treatment for all patients with acute or chronic headache, depending on the type and cause of pain.
- The most common headaches include tension headaches (Dull constant pain in the area of the forehead and occiput), cluster headaches (stabbing or explosive pain on one side of the head) and migraine (strong pulsating pain, accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light).
- Hemifacial spasm is a neuromuscular disease which causes involuntary and frequent contraction of muscles on one side of the face. Symptoms can include twitches of the eye lid, forceful eye closing, cramps of the mandible and retraction of the mouth to one side.
- Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is a state that causes flashes of sharp and strong pain in the area of the trigeminal nerve innervation - in the area of the mandible, eyes, scalp, forehead which lasts for about two minutes and can be triggered by touching „trigger spots“ on the cheek when chewing, shaving or cleaning your teeth.
- Occipital neuralgia is a type of chronic headache that includes pulsating and/or stabbing pain in the back part of the head and upper part of the neck, usually only on one side. Symptoms can include oversensitivity to light and pain sensitivity in the scalp region.
- Temporomandibular subluxations are painful conditions where the pain is caused by the disorder of the joints what attach the mandible to the skull. Pain can be accompanied by symptoms of crunching or scratching when moving the mandible, feeling of stiffness and difficulties when fully opening the mouth.