Occipital neuralgia (ON) is a primary headache disorder presenting symptoms that are sometimes confused with Migraine. ON impacts the greater, lesser, and third occipital nerves that run up the neck muscles and exit near the base of the skull, providing sensation from the back to the top of the head and behind the ears. A relatively rare condition, ON affects 3.2/100,000 people per year. Entrapment and irritation of the nerves have been proposed as the cause of ON, but the cause has yet to be established. It can be easily triggered by simply touching the affected region. Allodynia of the scalp can
NIH awards grant to CerSci Therapeutics for a preclinical trial to explore the development of a potentially new Migraine treatment blocking the free radical, peroxynitrite. This is just the first of many new studies we can expect as researchers work to develop better, safer treatments for Migraine.
Everyone feels anxious on occasion. It's a normal, healthy emotion that alerts us to possible threats. It's only problematic when our natural alarm sounds during otherwise safe situations. Anxiety is one of several associated symptoms of a Migraine attack. After all, the pain and emotion pathways in the brain are closely linked.