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Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches “ Don’t You Want To Move Like You Did In Your 20s?”
• Focus on Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches
Discussing Neck Pain & Headaches with Mike Teater, DPT, OCS and Bre Lohn, DPT.
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Dear Valued Client,
It’s the end of the day and your head is pounding and your neck is aching. Was it the work you were doing? Was it the stress or the way you were sitting? Your neck is an intricate structure with hundreds of muscles and nerves. The joints in your neck provide movement while the discs in between thebones,givesupportandshockabsorption. In today’sworldofsitting for longperiodsatwork,computers and watching TV your neck muscles, joints and nerves can become strained and irritated. The fact is that even the simplest movements can cause short periods of neck pain. Yet some of us may actually be experiencing chronic neck pain. Simple, repetitive movements can lead to prolonged muscle tightness, which can take time to show symptoms. In comparison, muscle strains happen with quick jolts such as an injury or lifting something too heavy. How neck pain can go to your head . Headaches can stem from tightness in the neck muscles at the back of the neck, which is brought about by a forward-head posture and rounded back. This is very common if you work at a computer or sit a lot. In this position the spine is strained. Try to stand up tall with your back againstawall.How faraway from thewall is thebackofyourhead? Ifyouhavea forwardheadposture,your head will be quite far from the wall. The forward head position puts a strain on the neck muscles resulting in generalmuscle tension in thehead.Thiscanaffectblood flow to thescalp, resulting ina headache.Paincan be referred from theneck tobehind theeyesor foreheadandevenonesidedheadachesaround the temples. Poundingheadachesat thebackof theheadcanbe related toneckmuscle tightnessand limitedmovement. Since many headaches stem from problems with neck movement and posture, it is wise that you see a physical therapist; a muscle and skeletal expert to help you. Find out how you can relieve your aching neck and nagging headache for good with our SPINE Program. Call us today for more information! MIKE TEATER DPT, OCS BRE LOHN DPT
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