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cluster headaches misdiagnosed cause

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 10, 2006
  • 03:30 AM

I was correctly diagnosed with cluster headaches when I was twenty. I was an atypical patient since I am a woman and didn't fit the profile. I tried many different treatment regimes, medications, etc. for over twenty years and found that only imitrex was of any help (sumatryptin). However, the real point is that a friend suggested I got to a doctor of osteopathy who had had success treating headaches. The first thing she did was x-ray my neck (never done before). I had a veretabrae one of place at C-1/C-2. Once she popped it back in, headaches dissappeared. The trick is keeping it in but she said that it was surprising how many patients of hers had neck problems that caused their migraines or clusters and that fixing their necks either completely resolved the problem or assisted a great deal. For me, it has been a huge, huge blessing. I strongly recommend that you try it if you have headaches that aren't responding to regular medications -- there may be a simple reason why they don't work.

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  • After 4 years of trying to get an MRI of my neck after an X-Ray showed disc bulging, my neurologist ordered one. Lots of issues between T2-C7. Appt with neurosurgeon next week. Praying there is some connection and relief is on the way.
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