Posted 10/9/2016 7:48 AM (GMT -6)
I awaken every morning with a migraine. I feel it lying in the bed and although when I stand up I get brief relief, it comes back very quickly, because it is already set in. I either walk it off or take immetrex if bad. When I lie down in the bed at night I can feel possibility of a headache in the back of my neck depending on what position I lie in-some positions worse than others. I have tried every type pillow and position at the advice of the Chiropractor. Once I get rid of the headache in the morning I don't have any during the day (I used to get them in the day too until I started the Chiropractor).
I've had migraines since my teens (I am 52), which have escalated the past 10 yrs. Have been to Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Orthopedists, Pain Management. Tried preventives, Botox, Steroid Epidural Injections, Nerve Block, Accupuncture, PT and had MRI's, Xrays and 2 Sleep Studies.
I have bulging disk at C-5 and C-6 although the majority say it isn't anywhere bad enough for surgery. Chiropractor has helped the most in the past few years. The Chiropractor says it looks like trauma to my neck is the cause and probably nerve pinching, so I continue the Chiropractor therapy, massage and neck strengthening exercises. I dread going to bed because I know how I will wake up. Every few months I will awake with NO migraine whatsoever and my mind is clear & I feel so great.
Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions?