Posted by Nique (188.8.131.52) on February 04, 2000 at 20:51:59:
In Reply to: Head Massage posted by Bennie Sue on February 04, 2000 at 19:13:46:
I just tried posting a note to you but lost it somehow, don't know if it will show up somewhere or not, not really handy with this machine. My husband has had CH for 20 years. He has done all the drugs available and everything works for a while then he seems to build up a resistance to it all. He too has the neck pain and laying down does him in. His cycle is three months long and he can get 3 -5 a day or one for 14 hours. They are in the scale of 8 at there lowest to 10 most of the time. I have found him in the driveway with the gun sitting on a log crying and begging me to shoot him, that he couldn't take it anymore. I have seen this man break an arm and continue working as though it was just a bothersome thing...cut himself so deeply that it scared the crap out of me, and carry on, smash himself in the head with a hammer, (the head flew off, the hammer not him) and carry on. He is 6'4" and 210 lbs. He is a very muscular man and by no means a wimp, but a CH can put him on the ground in seconds weeping and vomitting for hours.
The only thing I can tell you is that he has tried Massage thearapy as well as Chiro.'s etc. Massage therapy did help him though made things worse while he was in the cycle. It was too expensive though and I have had to learn to do some myself for him. We have discovered a couple of trigger spots on his back and butt cheek. When pressure is applied to these spots it is as though it is directly connected to the back of his eye, like a bolt of lightning. I can sometimes aliviate the headache completely if I rub these spots. His on in his back is about half way up the shoulder blade right next to the spine. Applying pressure to the spot as well, or ice pack on it can sometimes stop it. If you feel one comming on and have some one that can help, have them run thier hands with a rather heavy pressure around your back. If there is a tender spot, as much as it hurts have them rub it with a nice steady pressure and rhythem, you may find some releif. If you get a good day try the massage therapist but tell them if you have found any triggers in your back.
Best of luck, we hope this helps a bit.
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