Entries by Dr. Jonathan Chung

The Craniocervical Junction and Headache Disorders

  Chronic headaches come in different types The neck and headache disorders The craniocervical junction, NUCCA, and migraines Headaches disorders are among the most common conditions that people seek treatment from a doctor. While most people will experience a headache of some form,  there are those who develop chronic and repetitive bouts with headaches of […]

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 […]