Fit 4 Life: Neck Problems Can Cause Headaches

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Neck Problems Can Cause Headaches “Look Up To Endless Possibilities Without Pain! ”

Do you find it hard to get comfortable at night because of the ache in your neck or find you just hurt when you try tomove in a certain direction? Many people suffer from chronic neck pain, tightness, and frequent headaches; however, few get the needed attention to address the root cause of the problem, and often resort to using pain relieving medications that only mask the symptoms. The neck is very complicated in its structure requiring good movement, posture, and support. Most of the rotating of your head comes from the upper part of your neck, making it a significant part of your body. It is where the thickest part of the spinal cord goes through the spinal canal to the brain. The neck also plays a vital role in determining how the body balances. Main Causes of Neck Pain Neck pain can start for a number of reasons; such as, poor posture when sitting, car accidents, stress, injuries, or even falls. Since the neck is where blood vessels travel to supply your head with blood, muscle tightness can cause spasms of the arteries around the nerves of the neck and head. This can trigger headaches and even migraines. People with neck problems often experience pain, tingling, or numbness in the arms, hands, and even fingers. (continued inside)

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