When a headache is a real pain in the neck

When a headache is a real pain in the neck

Articles, Spine
When a headache is a real pain in the neck Written by Rita Chorba, DPT Originally published in The Raider Patch: Magazine of the U.S. Marine Raider Association I once worked with a very grumpy client who had a long and painful history of headaches. He had sustained a whiplash injury in a humvee rollover accident years earlier. He was taking the prescription medication Imitrex, but the results were inconsistent. The drug worked for the debilitating, fast-onset headaches, but seemed useless for the dull, achy ones that lasted for days or longer.  Grumpy's fast headaches were diagnosed as migraines, and he had a suitable medication for that problem. So why didn't the drug work for the dull headaches? Despite the thorough attention paid to his head - bloodwork, MRIs, and…
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