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How to help with neck pain that causes migraines without drugs ?

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Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Spine nerve irritate

You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation.
If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle.

In brief: Spine nerve irritate

You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation.
If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle.
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: McKenzie Exercises

Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion.
These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. Consider salonpas hot patches below hair.

In brief: McKenzie Exercises

Pt for back and neck conditions involve stretching, strengthening, and some range of motion.
These exercises start very gently, and then are progressed by a certified pt based upon patient response. All patients are different, so the exact exercises differ as does the progress. Use of heat, rubs, electrical devices and ultrasound is not a long-term answer. Consider salonpas hot patches below hair.
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