Headache? Hold off on the Aspirin and try this first.
Headaches are a common reason for people to see their doctors. Many people are not aware that trigger points in the neck and shoulder muscles are on of the biggest underlying causes of headaches, especially when the pain radiates to the eye, temple or side of the head. The upper trapezius is the most likely culprit in many cases and is a good place to start when trying to prevent or treat a headache. Here is a short video that will introduce the technique for releasing the muscle and stop your headache.
Try this technique the next time you feel a headache coming on. This usually will help break the headache cycle. Once a headache is established, it is much harder to break the cycle of pain that develops. This is a phenomena known as central sensitization (CS). We will discuss CS is another blog post.