Chronic Headache and Migraine
There are 180 different types of defined headaches. Many people have headaches from time to time, but if you experience them on a daily or continual basis, your headaches may fall into the category of Chronic Migraine Headache. 30 million people in the US suffer from chronic migraines in some form. Many patients have centralized headaches that respond well to medicines. However, many people have headaches that are debilitating and don’t respond well to currently available pharmaceuticals.
Although the Greater occipital nerve is the most common nerve involved, other nerves can be involved as well. The lesser occipital nerve and dorsal (or least) occipital nerve are located in the back of the head/scalp. Headaches may originate from the forehead or frontal region as well. The nerves involved in this area include the supra-orbital and zygomaticotemporal nerves.