PhysioCare Rehab: Neck Pain and Stress

Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches

The neck can be a hidden and debilitating source of headaches. Very often neck pain and headaches go hand-in-hand, leading to a miserable timecopingwitheverydayactivities.According to theNational Instituteof HealthStatisticsneckpainandheadachesare thesecondmostcommon form of pain experienced by Americans, with 59% reporting it affected their enjoyment of life. Some headaches are often grouped under the term “cervicogenic headache” meaning that the primary source is from the neck. There are well mapped out patterns of headaches that come from the different parts of the neck, shoulder and upper back areas. The discs between your bones (vertebrae) and joints in the upper neck often contribute to headaches. Even headaches located in the forehead or behind the eyes are often referred pains stemming from problem areas in the neck and base of the skull. The joints connecting the top three vertebral levels of the neck handle almost50%ofthetotalmotionoftheentireneck.Thismeanstheyabsorb a lot of repetitive strain. These joints bear the main load of the weight of

thehead (aboutthatofabowlingball).With fatigue,poorposture, injuries, disc problems, arthritis, muscular stress and even prior surgeries, the wear and tear on this critical region of your body can prove too much, resulting in pain. It is also possible that you may develop a narrowing of the spinal canal itself. Since the spinal cord runs through the spine, a narrowing of the canal or where the nerves exit, can lead to a condition called spinal stenosis.There ismuchthatcanbedonetotreatneckpainandheadaches. Our expert physical therapists have years of experience helping people with neck pain and headaches. By finding the root cause of your neck pain and headaches we can relieve your pain quickly, reduce the need for medication and get you back to the activities you enjoy. Discover how our teamof specialists at PhysioCare Rehab can eliminate your neck pain and headaches allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life. Call today for more details! Do you or someone you know have back or neck pain? As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Go to www.physiocarebrandywine.com , and scroll down to the middle of the page for your free download. This is the easiest way to get this information to our patients. Download and share with friends and family today!

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