Neck Center

Achalasia: A vagus nerve disorder linked to cervical instability?

Ross Hauser, MD. Achalasia is a condition whereby the lower esophagus motility is lost. Most of us are familiar with gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is the condition where the motility (the ability to move food out) of the stomach is lost, but, esophageal dysmotility, and gastrointestinal dysmotility, are conditions where the contraction […]

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Atlanto-axial instability, and Craniocervical instability

Ross Hauser, MD Treatment of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome-related craniocervical instability is challenging enough. Not having an initial, accurate diagnosis can make it more challenging. A lack of a diagnosis can send patients on a many-year journey searching for help that they cannot get because they and their doctors are chasing the […]

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Cluster headaches, neck instability and the trigeminal and vagus nerves

Ross Hauser, MD, Danielle R. Steilen-Matias, PA-C. In this article, we will not examine which combination of medications, therapy, or neuromodulation techniques will work for you. If you are reading this article, it is unlikely you have had a long-term benefit from these treatments. What we will examine is something […]

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Overuse of medications for headache pain

Ross Hauser, MD If you are reading this article it is very likely that you have been on a long journey trying to find anything that will work for your headaches. If you are like the people that have come to our clinics, your journey has included: frequent emergency room […]

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Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion or Cervical artificial disc replacement

Ross Hauser, MD. In this article, we will discuss the challenges patients may face after cervical artificial disc replacement. We generally see three types of patients when the subject is artificial disc replacement surgery. We see patients who underwent surgery with less than beneficial results, still have a lot of […]

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TMJ: The other symptoms: Neck pain, muscle spasms, myofascial pain, breathing problems, digestive disorders and dizziness

In many patients who come to our center, we see primary problems related to neck pain and cervical instability. One of the symptoms of these problems is temporomandibular pain disorders. We also see a lot of people with primary problems with the temporomandibular joint. One of the symptoms of this […]

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