Headache can be a serious and debilitating disorder; it affects millions of people across the country. Dr. Hall offers consultation and treatment for headache, facial and neck pain with a goal of long-term sustained management and improved quality of life. We strive to accurately diagnose head and neck pain disorders and provide effective medical management. Head pains can be caused by medical issues, trauma, surgery, or can be a primary problem without other cause. These disorders include:
We offer occipital nerve blocks, facial blocks, trigger point injections, and botulinum injections for headache and neck pain.
Migraine headache can present as a throbbing pain, but in chronic headache patients it could show as a low grade pain or even stabbing pain in the scalp, face, or behind the eyes. Headaches are debilitating, but only a part of the problem. Light, sound, and smell sensitivity can be extreme. Vertigo, nausea, and vomiting can also inhibit ones quality of life. Appropriate treatments can include over the counter vitamins all the way up to prescription medications and botulinum injections. The key is to attach the appropriate therapy to the degree of severity of the headache and the patient’s lifestyle.
This is commonly a misdiagnosed disorder leading to years of disability and excruciating pain. Common problems not only include missed diagnosis, but also improper diagnosis leading to nerve ablations and facial surgeries. True trigeminal neuralgia is an electrical shooting pain of the face that lasts under a minute in duration under a very specific distribution. Only very specific medications help with this disorder. We also work with expert neurologic surgeons who specialize in surgical intervention.
Head injury and traumatic brain injury have been linked to skiing and snowboard accidents, biking accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. They also account for significant amounts of headache, mood changes, brain fog/memory problems, insomnia, vertigo, light and sound sensitivity, and nausea.
Botox (botulinum toxin) was developed as a synthetic version of a naturally occurring toxin. This was first used for eye muscle disorders as a temporary mechanism to relax individual muscles and later used cosmetically for the treatment of wrinkles. Although originally used for eye muscle disorders and most commonly associated with cosmetic treatment, botulinum toxin has multiple FDA approved medical applications. These include:
Patients interested in botulinum toxin therapy should make a new patient appointment to see if they are a candidate for therapy.
Chronic headaches, debilitating pain and complete hopelessness. That is what my everyday life was about for years. Emergency room visits for the intolerable pain at least twice a week, appointment after appointment of doctors pretending to listen only to be misdiagnosed time after time, sleeping 90% of the day from the endless variety of medications given to me, missing time with my family and friends and falling into a deeper and darker place with every passing day.Read more...