Barre-Lieou Syndrome

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Headaches

3dneck upperback 150x150 Barre Lieou SyndromeAlthough the common headache usually responds quite well to aspirin or other over the counter medications, those who’ve experienced the torment of migraines or cluster headaches are often frustrated by the lack of any effective cure. Drugs developed specifically for such headaches are effective, but the relief they provide is temporary. Until the root of the problem is unearthed and corrected, the headaches will persist, and prolonged drug therapy to relieve them will be necessary, along with the possibility of addiction.

In rare cases, the problem is traced to cysts or brain tumors, but more often it is related to muscular or ligamentary tension. Most people know the phrase tension headache but not many–doctors included–are aware that neck ligaments refer pain directly to the head. In cases where no cyst or tumor is found but headaches persist, Prolotherapy may be in order.

A physician skilled in diagnosing trigger points and recognizing referred pain signals should be consulted in such cases.

BARRE-LIEOU SYNDROME
Barre-Lieou Syndrome is characterized by a grab bag of diverse symptoms, all of which are rooted in the sympathetic nervous system, specifically the cluster of nerves located in the posterior cervical area at the back of the neck. It is caused when the sympathetic nerves are pinched by loose, weakly supported vertebrae. These nerves are part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates the body’s functions, a myriad of activities ranging from such critical functions as your heartbeat and breathing to countless minor ones.

A list of problems that may be due to Barre-Lieu Syndrome:

Headache, Sinusitis, Chronic Allergies, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Chest Pain, Face Pain, Eye Pain, Blurred Vision, Ear Pain, Tinnitus (ringing in ears), Hoarseness, Laryngitis, Fatigue, Vertigo.

If you have any of those symptoms, combined with neck pain, you may be a candidate for Prolotherapy.

Written by Dr. Marc Darrow, M.D.

Marc Darrow, M.D., J.D., utilizes Stem Cell Therapy, Platatelt Rich Plasma Therapy, and Prolotherapy for the treatment of chronoc joint and back pain. Dr. Marc Darrow is a Board Certified Physiatrist specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, where he trained, and teaches Prolotherapy to the doctors in their residency training.

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