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@authorchris has the first round of Botox proven helpful? Did your neurologist suggestion considering the Occipital Release Surgery? Conversely, have you heard of Occipital Release Therapy?
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No. The first round of Botox (30 injections) did nothing. In fact, I'm just now (April 29) in the end stages of an O.N. episode that began March 31. (6 wks after the Botox) I was nearly crazy with the pain. I have 2 more rounds of Botox, and then I will seek a surgical solution. No, my neurologist had never even heard of occipital release surgery when I mentioned it. Can you tell me about occipital release therapy?
Thank you for your suggestion. I did check on Occipital Release Therapy – specifically, the John Barnes method. There is one practitioner near me. Unfortunately, she charges $160/session and does not take insurance nor is the registered with Medicare. Although the treatment sounded promising, this is not within my budget. The first round of Botox was not helpful at all. In fact, I'm just recovering from a month-long bout of O.N. The constant pain nearly killed me. The second round is scheduled for end of May. I'll do it, but I'm not very hopeful. My neurologist had never heard of occipital release therapy although it is offered by 2 hospitals here in the Los Angeles area.
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