Neck Tension Headache
Neck tension headache is caused by the constant tightening of the muscles that are involved. Initially pain may only be experienced locally, and then gradually spread. When this pain spreads, this is when the sufferer of neck tension headache will further experience tension headaches, neck pain and pain in the shoulder region.
When a patient suffers from neck tension headaches, they will find that the affected muscles (say, the neck muscles) are sore when touched. These muscles feel tender and in one particular exact point the pain will be more distinct when pressure is applied here. This point is commonly referred to as the trigger point. The trigger point is said to be the spot that when “activated” will tend to set off the neck tension headache.
Studies have shown that neck tension headaches may be caused by changes taking place in the trigger point. These changes results in the production of a fibrous materials that tend to take the place of muscle tissue instead. These fibrous material are the culprits that causes the pain experienced by neck tension headache sufferers when they affect the nerves and capillaries in the local pain area.
What are the symptoms of neck tension headache?
Symptoms that are typical to neck tension headaches are neck and shoulder pain with the presence of acute pain at the trigger point, a repetitive aching soreness at the region between the shoulder blades. When the pain become too severe, it may even result in restricted movement of the neck.
What is the effective relief of neck tension headaches?
There are many types of treatments for the relief of neck tension headaches. Medications like myopax has been found to be particularly effective in the treatment of neck tension headaches. This medication works by reducing tension in the neck and shoulder muscle. It has the ability to reduce the muscle contractions, and hence reducing pain. It is able to reduce stiffness in the neck caused by muscle tension.
Apart from having properties like relaxing muscles, Myopax is also known to produce a soothing and calming effect in the patient. The effectiveness of myopax comes from its natural ingredients like lavender and rosemary.
One neck tension headache patient has claimed that taking fiorinal is the best medication. The patient experiences neck tension headaches that extends up and goes around the left eye. However due to the potential risks of continual intake of this medication, doctors have taken the patient off fiorinal. The patient has since been prescribed other “migraine” medications that didn’t seem to give the desirable relief.
Apart from medications, neck tension headache can try other forms of tension headache relief. Learning to relax and trying to avoid stress-filled situations is another way to prevent tension headaches from developing. Take regular breaks from work and do some stretching exercise to help loosen muscles in tension, or gently massage the tensed muscles.
Acupuncture is another option to consider for the treatment of neck tension headaches. It can relieve tiredness and reduce emotional distress which is the causes of tension headache. Practice healthy lifestyle habits and keep to eating regularly. Keep a happy outlook on life and this will ultimately reduce emotional and physical stress