Muscle Tension Headache
Muscle tension headache is simply what the term suggests. It is caused by tensed muscles in the head or adjacent areas like the neck and shoulders which are caused by tender points or trigger points. Having said that, tender points and trigger points located near the neck and shoulders are likely the reason behind muscle tension headaches in fibromyalgia.
Treating muscle tension headaches involves alleviating the tensed muscles that are causing the headaches. Although there is no known treatment to eliminate tender points, the characteristic symptom of fibromyalgia, there are certainly ways to get rid of trigger points. Fibromyalgia trigger points can be treated with trigger point injections, massage therapies like myofascial release or even pharmaceutical muscle relaxants like Zanaflex or Norflex. Furthermore, there are also other natural muscle relaxers for fibromyalgia such as taking an epsom salt bath or foot soak, rubbing chamomile oil on affected area or drinking cherry juice.