There are thousands of types of headaches and they affect everyone differently. Steps to self-relief program for pain felt at the base of your skull or upper neck. This pain can spread into the back or side of the head or into the eye- creating a "neck" headache.
Taking medications can help relieve pain, but some of these pain relievers have side effects (such as stomach pain) and, if taken over too long a period, pain relievers can cause a rebound effect (in the form of another headache) when you stop taking them.
Once you've seen your health care practitioner and have ruled out anything serious, there are some natural approaches to headache relief that you can try.