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  • tumor
  • Bederson's clinical interests include treatment of intracranial and spinal vascular and tumor pathology, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, tumors of the skull base, carotid artery disease and problems of the cervical and lumbar spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • spasms
  • Treatment of occipital neuralgia may involve oral medications that are designed to reduce inflammation and spasms, localized therapeutic injections, physical therapy, massage, and heat. (healthcentral.com)
  • treatment
  • The prognosis for persons with more severe occipital neuralgia is also good, as the pain is usually lessened or eliminated by treatment. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Because chronic headaches are a common symptom of numerous conditions, occipital neuralgia is often misdiagnosed at first, most commonly as tension headaches or migraines, leading to unsuccessful treatment attempts. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the advent of the operative microscope, Peter J. Jannetta was able to further confirm this theory in 1967 and advocated moving the offending vessel and placing a sponge to prevent the vessel from returning to its native position as a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Several other surgical procedures exist for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, including percutaneous rhizotomy, percutaneous glycerol injection, percutaneous balloon compression, rhyzotomy and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu/index.php/pain_treatment_trigeminal_neuralgia.html#MVD Dandy WE. (wikipedia.org)
  • spinal
  • Spinal column compression, localized infection or inflammation, gout, diabetes, blood vessel inflammation, and frequent, lengthy periods of maintaining the head in a downward and forward position have also been associated with occipital neuralgia. (encyclopedia.com)
  • often
  • Occipital neuralgia is a term used to describe a cycle of pain-spasm-pain originating from the suboccipital area (base) of the skull that often radiates to the back, front, and side of the head, as well as behind the eyes. (healthcentral.com)