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Mar 30, 2019 6:09 PM

I’ve had chronic daily headaches for 6.5yrs but my headaches are getting much worse. How can they be getting worse? How can I be in this much pain and it not be anything serious? Any tests I have done all come back clear. No medication seems to work for me and there’s no cure. How can there not be a cure for headaches/ migraines. Because no one knows what it really is/ what the cause is will I ever get better.

Mar 31, 2019 11:19 AM

Has your doctor tried a nerve block injection? My orthopedic neurosurgeon have me a nerve block at the top of my spine because of daily severe headaches (connected to the C2-C3 level issues), calling them cervicogenic headaches. It helped me tremendously.

Mar 31, 2019 12:48 PM

No they haven’t even mentioned this to me. I feel like it’s always me doing the research and suggesting things to them rather than the doctors telling me what they can do.

Apr 02, 2019 2:30 PM

You aren't alone in that. Many in this community have done the same, me included. I heard about the cervicogenic headaches from others here, and researched it. All my symptoms fit and I asked the doctor. He suggested we try the injection.

Apr 05, 2019 11:04 AM

Maybe it's time for a new doctor Pennymoon

Apr 06, 2019 2:21 AM

We don’t get a choice of our doctors we have to see whoever is available. This can be good and bad; bad because no doctor really knows you and you always to have repeat what’s wrong or good because you get many points of views. Every doctor has a different opinion and hopefully I’ll find one soon that can find a treatment 🙂

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