What are the problems with using relaxation training to treat chronic headaches? There may be more than you think.
Are some health professionals avoiding more effective treatments for headaches and promoting inefficient drug trails over behavioral treatments that require an investment of time and effort?
Changing patterned muscle activity that produces tension in the muscles of the head, jaw, face and neck is like training for a sport. Any sports training involves training muscles to act in a new pattern and training the muscles of your jaw, neck, face and head to act in new patterns can substantially relieve or eliminate chronic headaches.
So, is a ‘hair clip headache’ really like any other chronic headache? Even though it may be hard to believe, we say that the mechanisms causing this ‘hair clip headache’ are the same as the mechanisms causing many other types of chronic headaches.
Case Study: “Sandy’s” headache type is not typical because she came into the program experiencing low grade headaches almost all the time.