06/18/07 #7 - Every morning sore neck and hang-over-like headache?

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I wake up every morning with a soreness in the back of my neck and a hang-over like headache which makes me nauseous. I do not drink. I have had previous neck discectomy and fusion at three levels. I suffer from chronic muscle tightness in neck and shoulders. The headache lasts all day. Any suggestions? Aidan.


Dear Aidan;

You most probably have cervigogenic headaches based on your former neck problems. I suspect you don't sleep well and I would recommend you talk to your physician about a medication called tizanidine which reduces muscle spasm and helps sleep. It also helps chronic daily headaches.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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