I'm quite new here and I'm sure this topic has come up in the past. If you happen to remember a post that was helpful on the topic of headaches, I'm happy to follow any links to the posts if provided. I assume it's a common topic in this thread.
I have issues with my spine throughout but the worst of my problems is with my cervical spine. My neck and shoulder muscles are almost always rock solid with tension which eventually crawls down my shoulders and wraps around my torso. The worst pain from the cervical spine comes in the form of blistering headaches. I end up in such pain I start to vomit and they act like migraines or cluster headaches - driving pain through the head, behind my eyes and wrapped around in a band that goes behind my ears and under my chin.
Icing my neck while taking Advil along with my Targin and several cyclobenzaprine I can force the pain down some but it never goes away completely.
Any advice out there on managing headaches? It is the one pain I can't seem to deal with (that and sciatic pain...that is just the worst!). I'm open to medications, alternative therapies and herbal meds, if anyone has suggestions.
I have tried chiropractic and massage therapy but they made it worse somehow. Any and all thoughts are welcome and appreciated!