[quote]Chris (NZ) wrote:
Try to find a good chriopractor.
Pinching nerves in the upper neck will cause the headaches you describe.
Also pinching nerves in the mid spine will lock up the traps and the muscular tension will cut off the blood supply to the head. The lack of oxygen causes really bad headaches. I’ve had them.
Massage will release the muscles, but you need to work out why the muscles are locking up in the first place.
I go to a chiropractor every second week. The cervical spine gets really messed up from sitting all day, which I do. Since I have been going, my arm strength is noticably up, and I don’t have pain around the back / top of my skull at all.
The big problems seem to come from C1, the very top vertebrae.
(Also try to use the smallest pillow you can, or stop using one if you sleep on your back. Since I stopped using a pillow I don’t wake up with a stiff neck anymore)[/quote]
I thought about seeing a chiropractor. I’m sure the fact that I have deviated septum isn’t helping things, either, as breathing through my nasal passages can be difficult at times…although I’m on Nasonex now and that seems to be helping a bit.
I do sleep with a rather flat pillow.
Thanks for the suggestions/advice.