chronic headache pain myofascial treatment trigger point therapy

As a myofascial therapist, I know that chronic headache pain is routinely listed as the second most common chronic pain complaint after back pain. If we grouped it with neck and shoulder pain, it would certainly be #1.

However, I want to focus on classic headache pain. After all, it is a complicated topic on its own, so we will have our hands full.

This is an introduction to chronic headache pain and myofascial therapy approaches to treating it.

They have been around the block, so to speak, and have often endured a variety of treatments. Unfortunately, many of these are not effective.

In addition, many people are motivated to reduce or eliminate the medications that are almost inevitable. Whether you regularly take Excedrin when a headache crops up or are taking poweful drugs for migraines and other severe headaches, you may want to stop that medication. Of course, we know that we need to attempt that gradually.

In addition, many people are motivated to reduce or eliminate the medications that are almost inevitable. Whether you regularly take Excedrin when a headache crops up or are taking poweful drugs for migraines and other severe headaches, you may also want to stop that medication. Of course, we know that we need to consult our physician and reduce medications gradually.

Causes of Chronic Headaches

Most sufferers have had a variety of tests searching for a causative diagnosis. We are sorting out options for chronic headache pain myofascial treatment. Therefore, we assume that most of these alternative diagnoses have been eliminated. For instance, we assume that you do not currently have a brain tumor, a slow-bleeding sub-dural hematoma, Chiari malformation, etc.

All of these medical diagnoses for headache, and more, require proper evaluation and treatment by an appropri