Support Your Neck & Relax the Muscles Completely

November 13, 2006 at 1:36 am

I’ve learned that using a neck pillow to completely take the weight of my head off the muscles of the neck and shoulders, and lying in a resting position with the pillow under the neck allows the muscles to relax so that the headache goes away. Running hot water in a shower over the neck and upper back/shoulder area before doing this, and then deep slow breathing while relaxing will gradually allow the headache to lessen and go away. Taking Robaxin, a muscle relaxant is my next move if this won’t lessen it, as it’s guaranteed to work for me. I hope some part of this works for you, too.