Advanced Rehab: Neck Pain & Headaches

ADVANCED REHABILITATION, INC. P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NECK PAIN & HEADACHES “Start The New Year With Permanent Relief!”

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Headaches have a bad habit ofmaking theirappearanceat the most inconvenient times. The middle of the workday, early in the evening when you have hours of responsibilities ahead of you, or even first thing in the morning when youare trying topayattention

When Neck Pain Leads to Headaches. The majority of the time, neck pain starts out as a seemingly small concern. A crick in your neck here or there may start to develop more frequently, and before you know it, your experienceofneckpain issomethingyouaredealingwith daily. It isn’t always the result of something large. While being in a car accident or experiencing another sort of injury can definitely lead to chronic neck pain, the cause of the issue isn’t always as simple to identify. Sometimes it is a bad habit that you don’t really think twice about, like your habit of watchingTV as you fall asleep, keeping your neck at an odd angle as you rest for the evening, or maybe as a result of your posture as you type at your desk every day, hunched over at the shoulders with your neck catching the brunt of your slouch. These poor habits are common, and most of us consider them to be harmless. Sure, you know it isn’t great for you, but what is actually going to happen? It’s a lot easier to slouch as you type, and who doesn’t want to catch a few late-night laughs as they fall asleep? But the reality is that these seemingly irrelevant habits could be putting undue stress on your neck, and if you aren’t careful, this could translate to regular and uncomfortable headaches that are difficult to get rid of. Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to pain!

Cyndi Fortune, PT

to your morning meeting — headaches don’t care how important the work ahead of you is. When they start, they are hard to stop. There are all sorts of reasons why headaches may develop. From environmental factors like weather changes and exposure to certain perfumes or other scents, to stress and allergies, headaches happen to the best of us. However, there are some headaches that may be a bit more predictable than others. Factors like your posture, the type of mattress you sleep on, the pillow you use, or even the desk chair you sit in at work can all impact your risk for experiencing regular headaches because of the intricate network of nerves and muscles in your neck.

“I’ve never had such a great experience with therapy before!” “I came to ARI with muscle spasms in my neck. I’ve never had such a great experience with therapy before. My motion is much better and the pain is gone. No more headaches, no more stiffness. Dry needling really did the job. I would recommendARI toanyone inpain.” -CharlottiaW. Patient Success Spotlight

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