Eagle Syndrome (vascular involvement)
I've had migraines and headaches since I was a child (I'm now 35). 3 years ago I kept almost fainting and vomiting for 6 months. That improved and then this exploding stabbing pain started in my head on the left side.My head hurts all the time with either a migraine or this exploding pain followed by my tongue going numb, feeling faint and like "I'm going to die". I can't exercise, bend over, sleep flat or take deep breaths without my head hurting. Chiari has been ruled out, and no pathology on MRI or CT. I just had ultrasound done and the vagus nerve is supposed to measure 1.8 and mine are 1.0, and the internal jugular vein and carotid are also being compressed bilaterally. C1 is also applying pressure to those along with the styloid processes (measured 3.5 and 3.7 cm)
I just met with Dr. Hausser at Caring Medical in Florida and am starting cervical prolotherapy and then cervical curve correction. I am trying to decide if I should also get surgery, and if so internal or external? The styloids are 3.5 and 3.7 causing pressure on the internal jugular vein, carotid and degeneration of vagus nerve. I was most interested in the DaVinci robotic surgery, and would appreciate feedback of any kind regarding the stabbing pain or recommended surgeons, etc. I live in Missouri, but am open to any Dr in the United States and will travel.