Care recipient (cr) gets tension headaches accompanied by muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders

Try: #encourage the cr to maintain good posture to prevent tension #have the cr sit or lie in a comfortable position to relax the neck muscles #provide a relaxing environment with minimal noise and soft lighting #apply heat to the neck with the heating pad or microwaveable neck roll heating pads and neck rolls can be found at most pharmacies do not overheat the neck roll in the microwave #apply an analgesic cream to the muscles of the neck with a gentle massaging motion #roll a rolling pin gently over the cr cr’s neck shoulders and shoulder blades if the cr can tolerate it

Materials: Heating pad or microwaveable neck roll analgesic cream rolling pin

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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