6 Ways to treat a migraine

By November 22, 2013Headaches

Many effective treatments exist for persisting headaches, including over-the-counter medication, biofeedback, injections and implants, depending upon the precise type of headache. Botox also provides a useful means of effectively and safely treating headaches.  Try these useful tips the next time you experience a headache!

  • Apply an ice pack to the painful area of your head. Try placing it on your forehead, temples, or the back of your neck.
  • Take a warm bath or shower; a nap, or a walk.
  • Ask someone to rub your neck and back, or treat yourself to an aromatherapy massage.
  • Apply gentle, steady rotating pressure to the painful area of your head with your index finger and/or thumb. Maintain pressure for seven to 15 seconds, then release. Repeat as needed.
  • Sit or lie quietly in a low-lit room. Close your eyes and try to release the tension in your back, neck, and shoulders.
  • If you have excessive muscle contractions in the neck, physical therapy exercises performed daily could also be helpful.

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