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headaches that are related to muscels in your neck?

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  • Posted By: New MKE User
  • June 8, 2007
  • 08:18 PM

I get moderate pain headaches that hurt on the top and sides of my head. the only thing that takes them away is applying very, very hard pressure on the mucles in my neck that attach to my shoulders. These are very tight and when I push on them (has to be super hard) the pain stops. I have been to massage therapists and even they can not get the actual knots out after 90 minutes of deep tissue, but it helps a bit.

I work at a computer... so I think that looking down and typing cause this. Any other suggestions or does anyone else get this?

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  • I get moderate pain headaches that hurt on the top and sides of my head. the only thing that takes them away is applying very, very hard pressure on the mucles in my neck that attach to my shoulders. These are very tight and when I push on them (has to be super hard) the pain stops. I have been to massage therapists and even they can not get the actual knots out after 90 minutes of deep tissue, but it helps a bit. I work at a computer... so I think that looking down and typing cause this. Any other suggestions or does anyone else get this?I do get it- and in my case it is cyclical ad last 12 hours at a time.I am going to see my Doctor tomorrow.Best.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Try acupuncture - it can really help loosen up the neck and shoulder muscles...www.acufinder.com to find more info. I find this is more beneficial initially, and once your muscles become less tense, massage is helpful...this will take some time as your muscles have gotten used to being knotted up. But you should see a noticeable and lasting improvement after just a few treatments. Take as many breaks as you can and learn to stretch your shoulders gently to reduce strain. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I also get these types of headaches and was told they are tension headaches. You bet they come from the neck region. When mine go into my head area...they quite often turn into migraines. I take Zomig when they get really bad and sometimes this works...other times not. Usually I just wait them out. I also do computer and phone work all day. Do you use a head set or how do U sit @ your desk @ work? Alot of it has to do with posture...like slumping instead of sitting correctly with me, or holding phone in the crook of my neck. I have corrected the way I hold my phone and have less headaches now, however, I still get pain in my left shoulder blade alot. So many things I have been told to do to relieve these symptoms but here in Canada...physiotherapy and accupunture cost big money that I dont have. Same with chiropractors. I hope you get some relief from your pain soon As EvErCat
    kitcat48 80 Replies Flag this Response
  • So many things I have been told to do to relieve these symptoms but here in Canada...physiotherapy and accupunture cost big money that I dont have. Same with chiropractors. I understand that money can be a big concern, but please know there are some practitioners out there who offer a sliding scale fee. I have never turned down a patient because they can't afford to pay, and offer payment plans and sliding scale fees...there are others out there like me (we are in the minority, but we're out there). A simple phone call and you might be able to find someone out there who offers reduced rates. Just wanted you to keep this in mind:) . Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Today I tested positive for allergies to my own hormones.I got treated for the allergy right away. This might explain why I have those terrible head and neck pains that are cyclical like PMS.I hope this eliminates the headache completely.CIAO.Fruity.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
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  • I think your experiancing what I have, Its cauld Occipital Neuralgia, can happen when nerves are trapped in your neck, painful shooting pains in certain parts of your head, sometimes it feels like a certain part of your scalp has went into a knot. Am I correct? It can also spread to the back of your eyes and can but not always make your scalp feel on fire. The most common cause is working all day with your head bent down. Now that your know go to your doctor who may send your for the physio room to get proper exercises for your neck to eleviate the problem before it gets worse and believe you me it can. Hope this helpsJakI get moderate pain headaches that hurt on the top and sides of my head. the only thing that takes them away is applying very, very hard pressure on the mucles in my neck that attach to my shoulders. These are very tight and when I push on them (has to be super hard) the pain stops. I have been to massage therapists and even they can not get the actual knots out after 90 minutes of deep tissue, but it helps a bit. I work at a computer... so I think that looking down and typing cause this. Any other suggestions or does anyone else get this?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Again, I recommend acupuncture over PT for this problem. Please consider this as a viable form of treatment to end your pain. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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