Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri, more correctly termed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), typically presents with headaches, transient visual obscurations, and pulsatile tinnitus. Read more »
Primary terminal nuclei of the afferent (sensory) cranial nerves schematically represented; lateral view. The olfactory and optic centers are not represented. From: Anatomy of the Human Body, Henry Gray.

Trigeminal System

Peripheral Receptors The trigeminal nerve carries information all the same type of peripheral receptors as both the DC-ML and anterolateral systems. Read more »

Tic Douloureaux

Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is a neuritis of the fifth cranial nerve, the trigeminal nerve. It is estimated to occur at a rate of 1.6 per thousand (internationally.) It occurs at a frequency... Read more »


Headaches may accompany a variety of conditions of the head or neck. Read more »

Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches are one of the primary causes of analgesic abuse. Neurogenic peptides, such as serotonin and dopamine, have been increasingly implicated in their origin. Apparently, these vasoactive neuropeptides stimulate an inflammatory... Read more »

Facial Numbness

Any symptoms that center on the head and neck are magnified by the fact that this is the most highly innervated part of the human body. Thus eye pain, ear pain, mouth... Read more »

Abortive Therapy for Migraine Headaches

Patients presenting with migraine headaches in the acute outpatient setting is common, and there are a variety of abortive therapies that can be tried.  Read more »

Trigeminal Neuralgia

A facial pain syndrome characterized by paroxysms of pain involving areas innervated by one or more sensory branches of the trigeminal nerve (CN V). Read more »