It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Quick Start Forum Video Tutorial
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.
All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test
The main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on.
Data Entry Job – SCAM!
We are aware that someone out there is using our CEO’s name and our company name to “recruit” people for a data entry job. It is a fake. Please do not give them any of your personal information. We are not now, nor have we ever, had data entry positions available.
What's causing my headaches?
I was in a car accident about 10 years ago. No major damage and I was treated with chiropractic and massage for the six following weeks. About a year later I started getting headaches at the base of my head. I thought they were related to my depression. They weren't consistent but more episodic and intermittent in nature. I finally figured out if I took 10mg of Valium and 2 extra strength exedrin, they would go away. I've been using that formula for the past 10 years and it's worked great. But my regular psychiatrist recently retired and almost no one in my small town is prescribing controlled substances anymore so I've lost my treatment for these intermittent headaches. My chiropractor here thinks they are caused by chronic whiplash from that old car accident. Most of the time I get them, I don't know what set it off. But sometimes I will get them if I become anxious and my upper body starts to tighten up (shoulders, chest, neck). I feel the pain in my occipital muscles. They're like hard little eggs. If it goes on long enough I start to feel tightness in my jaw and eventually in my temples. But at that point it's really bad. I try to never let it get that far. It really feels like a muscle tension issue, whether it's caused by anxiety or whiplash or something else. But I'm not sure. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'm now looking for new treatments since I'm unable to get the Valium anymore but I'm not sure where to start. Neurologist? I've had an MRI done of my neck and nothing was wrong but my cervical spine is straight instead of curved. Because these aren't something I deal with on a daily basis, I'm looking for something I can take/do as needed. I don't want to add another med to my already long list that I have to take every day. And massage would be great but I've found it doesn't work preventatively and getting a massage right at the moment I get one isn't practical especially when they come on at night. Can someone point me in the right direction?