Entries by Dr. Jonathan Chung

Why Does Fibromyalgia Occur in Rheamatoid Arthritis – a Neurological Perspective

When working with a large number of patients with chronic pain and illness, you begin to notice patterns in relationship to certain illnesses. One of the more common trends I see today is the association between having an inflammatory illness like rheumatoid arthritis along with widespread body pain like fibromyalgia. Rhumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia share some commonalities […]

Combating Medication Overuse Headaches

Medication overuse headache (MOH) is a very common manifestation of chronic headache patients. It is one of the unique instances where a once effective way of controlling an illness will actually perpetuate the illness further as the body adapts to a chemical intervention. This condition is unique to patients with chronic daily headache disorders and various […]

The Anatomy of Vertigo

  Part III of my Anatomy of… Series. If you want to check out Part I and II, the links are below: The Anatomy of a Headache The Anatomy of a Pinched Nerve Let’s talk about vertigo. Technically a diagnosis of vertigo should be confined to a sensation of spinning or rotation in the absence […]

Why Concussions Hit Migraine Patients Harder

  The vast majority of people who suffer concussive injuries will recover without any chronic symptoms. However, about 15% of people who suffer concussions will go on to have post-concussion syndrome, where they will experience headaches, dizziness, and cognitive problems beyond 30 days after an injury. These symptoms can be debilitating, and some people can experience […]

Are Equestrians More Resilient to Concussive Injury Than Everyone Else?

  Concussions, Balance, and the Equestrian Advantage Concussions are a hot topic in professional football, but it’s something that horse lovers have been familiar with for years. A 2014 paper in published in the Sports Health medical journal showed that almost 50% of competitive riders will have experienced a concussion during their life while riding. Surveys […]

Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia

[8 minutes] Unraveling Trigeminal Neuralgia ​Most of you have probably never heard of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). It’s a pretty rare disorder that affects about 4-5 people per 100,000. If you or someone you love has ever had it, then you know that this illness can be associated with the worst pain that a human being can […]