December 31, 2011

Stabbing Headache Around Eye or Cheek

Do you suffer from a stabbing headache in the areas denoted in red? Do these headaches seemingly come out of nowhere one day? Perhaps started after a viral upper respiratory infection?

You may be suffering from a condition known as contact point headache. This type of headache is also known as:

• Sluder's neuralgia
• Anterior ethmoid neuralgia
• Sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia
• Pterygopalatine ganglion neuralgia

This type of headache has often been confused with cluster headache, migraine without aura, sinusitis, or other undefinable pathology especially since CT scans and MRI scans that are obtained often do not reveal any tumor or presence of infection.

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Fauquier ENT

Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

1 comment:

Health Guy said...

Is Stabbing Headache Around Eye a type of primary stabbing headache?

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