A member asked:

Tension headche want can i do besides cold compressions on the back of my neck?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Warm compresses: Cold tends to make muscles tighten more; moist heat increases blood flow and decreases pain and spasm. Mild range-of-motion exercises help stretch & relax the muscles. Nsaids (aleve/motrin etc if tolerated by stomach ) can reduce pain & inflammation. Do not mix with blood thinners) magnesium (low dose) can help relax muscles. Therapeutic massage is helpful.

Answered 2/21/2013


Dr. Bernard Seif answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Tension Headaches: Please first see doctor to obtain a diagnosis. Then consider biofeedback or clinical hynosis (www.aschn.et). Peace and good health.

Answered 12/8/2018



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