Help With Migraines And Muscle Spasms


Asked by Elizabeth

Help With Migraines And Muscle Spasms

I have lived with intense chronic migraines and muscle spasms for 14 years now. I have tried every homeopathic therapy (accupuncture, accupressure, massage therapy, rakki, meditatio) as well as other therapies (physical therapy, chiropractic, upper cervical chiropractic, biofeedback, active release therapy) and nerve blocks (lidocaine trigger point injections and occipital nerve block). Nothing has seemed to work. I am at the end of my rope and don't know where to turn. I'm sick of taking meds and doctors not having a clue as to what to do with me. The muscle spasms are so bad that over the last 7 years they have actually caused 4 bulging discs, nerve damage in both arms, and torn all the ligaments in my right shoulder. (I haven't had an MRI of my left one yet). They also found a spot on my brain, which they said is common in people with severe migraines. If there is anyone out there who can offer advise or do anything, please contact me. I am desperate for help!


Hi Elizabeth,

I'm sorry to hear you are in so much pain. You sound a bit like me. Chronic pain can make you frustrated, cranky, and exhausted. You've come to the right place for some information.

I would suggest seeing a migraine/headache specialist. This is the expert in treating patients with migraines and headache disorders. We have a patient recommended list you can see HERE. Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? has some great information for you.

Neck issues can trigger a migraine attack; I know mine does. I've had cervical fusion surgery but continue to have migraines. It did take care of other neurologic issues I was having due to herniated discs. I'm certainly not suggesting you have surgery because surgery may not rid you of the pain.

Don't lose hope even though it may feel like you have tried every drug out there; it really isn't possible. There are over 100 medications available for migraine prevention. Migraine Preventive Medications - Too Many Options To Give Up!

Good luck,


Answered by Nancy Harris Bonk