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Supplements, Injections

Supplements, Injections

Supplements, Injections
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One of the things that can help patients with headaches that is pretty gentle and natural is to use magnesium supplements. There are also a variety of herbal supplements - some of them are even combined with magnesium. These are reasonable things to try. Sometimes the doctors have tried the supplements, the medications and may have even tried putting the patient on a preventative medication, and we still find that they're struggling with severe headaches. In those situations, we need to go back and make sure we understand the diagnosis. Sometimes it's not just a simple migraine, but sometimes it may be a condition, for instance, called Occipital Neuralgia, where the nerve that comes from the neck up to the back of the head is being pressured or trapped by the muscles in the back of the neck. In those situations, injections sometimes make a big difference. Sometimes just abnormal tension in the muscles that surround the head, the neck, or the face are the triggers and injections, exercises, physical therapy to relax and recondition these muscles, again, can make a big difference.

Doctor Profile

Steven H. Richeimer, MD

Pain Medicine

  • Triple Board Certification in the fields of pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry
  • Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC)
  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine at USC and Director of the Norris Cancer Hospital Pain Management

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