There are answers that go beyond popping multiple extra-strength pain killers every time you feel a head ache coming on, which puts stress on your organs over time.
The good news is that therapeutic botox is covered under many extended health plans- so you may not have to foot the entire bill. Treatment results last from 3-4 months.
Headaches are complex and can be caused by different things. For instance, migraines have not been directly related to muscle tension researchers believe that botox used to help with migraines relates more to blocking neuro-receptors.
Tension headaches are much more common and are caused by contraction/ tightness of the muscles of your neck, face and scalp which is often caused by staying in one position for a long time (ie: sitting in front of a computer five days a week). For this type of headache- regular massage therapycan relieve and prevent tension from building up. If you’re finding that your headaches are occurring with more frequency- having a massage once a week to every two weeks is ideal for maintenance and staving off those headaches.
I’ve written about my personal experience with this before. At one point in my career, I was suffering from tension headaches that would build into migraines. I was doing a great deal of manicures and pedicures which required lots of physical effort- but I was also stuck in the same position repeatedly. Sometimes, taking extra-strength over the counter migraine relief didn’t even help and all I could do was sleep off the pain. Once I began seeing a Registered Massage Therapist every two weeks- the head aches subsided. It really does work!
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