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Focus On Neck Pain To Relieve Headaches
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 the bones, give support and shock absorption. In today’s world of sitting for long periods at work, 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 usmay 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 against a wall. How far away from the wall is the back of your head? If you have a forward head posture, your head will be quite far from the wall. The forward head position puts a strain on the neck muscles resulting in general muscle tension in the head. This can affect blood flow to the scalp, resulting in a headache. Pain can be referred from the neck to behind the eyes or forehead and even one sided headaches around the temples. Pounding headaches at the back of the head can be related to neck muscle tightness and limited movement. Sincemany headaches stem fromproblems with neckmovement and posture, it is wise that you see a physical therapist; amuscle 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! www.spinesport.org
Stretching for Neck Pain Relief
Discover ways to relieve your neck pain
Neck pain and headaches typically come from poor posture and tight muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back. This produces what is called a forward head posture. By stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, as well as strengthening the muscles at the front of the neck, neck pain can be relieved. Correcting bad posture can be as simple as strengthening the abdominal region. However, keep in mind that when dealing with a forward-head posture, you will also have forward-rounded shoulders and increased curvature of the upper spine. Our physical therapists are experts in posture evaluation and treatment, helping you even if you have quite severe changes. It’s never too late! Tight muscles are a big factor in most neck pain and headaches. Stretching the muscles of your chest and strengthening the muscles of the middle back helps. For long term benefits, learning the right exercises can make a big difference in preventing neck pain and headaches from returning. Therefore, before you start taking any headache medicine for chronic neck pain, you might want to analyze your body posture first. Finding tension in your neck or limited range of motion in your spine might be the cause. Correcting it through physical therapy might be a simple solution for your headaches and neck pains. Call us today to learn more about our SPINE Program to relieve your headache and neck pain!
Call Spine & Sport if: You have neck pain at the end of the day You suffer from frequent headaches You take pain relievers multiple times a week
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I have my life back! “After my injury I knew surgery was the only option. Since I had my ACL replaced before I thought I was in for a painful year of recovery. I was totally wrong! I began physical therapy with Spine & Sport, and within 3 months I was back to my normal physical activity. The simple exercises, most I could do on my own, exceeded all of my expectations. I have my life again, faster and less painful than I ever imagined.”
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Amazingly better! “Amazingly better! I’m back to my normal daily lifestyle. No more back pain, yay! Everyone here at Spine & Sport was a big part of my recovery, I appreciate everything they did for me.” J.B.
I can exercise again! “When I began at Spine & Sport there were times I could not walk due to pain in my ankle. After my very first visit I felt improvement. Today was my last day and I feel great. I feel like I can do all the exercises I was doing prior to my injury. Thanks Spine & Sport.” M.B
“Since starting physical therapy my pain has greatly lessened. On day one I started feeling better. This is my third time using Spine & Sport. I would recommend Spine & Sport to all of my friends.” E.F.
Do You Suffer With Any of The Following Symptoms?
• Pain while bending or reaching • Soreness after sitting awhile • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins
• Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Radiating pain to buttocks
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A Great Yoga Pose for Neck Pain For Fast Headache Relief Try This:
The combination of neck rotation and shoulder adduction creates a therapeutic release for the neck. The action of threading the arm through and placing weight onto the shoulder stretches the forearm, biceps, shoulder blade, and neck. One of the rotator cuff muscles that is located in the infraspinous fossa of the scapula (shoulder blade) is the infraspinatus. The infraspinatus muscles assists in adducting the shoulder in thread the needle. The weight of the body on the shoulder blade is a great stretch for this muscle as well. Options to support the head with a blanket can add ease and restoration to a sometimes challenging posture.
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Health Tip: Prevent Backpack Back Pain
Here are some simple tips to make sure your student is not feeling back pain on top of loads of homework. 1. Try to limit the backpack load to less than 10 pounds. 2. Evenly distribute the weight throughout the backpack using pockets and compartments. This will encourage better posture. 3. Wear the backpack higher up on the back with both straps tightly secured. This decreases the bag’s weight from the hips and closer to the person’s center of gravity and lowering the stress on the spine, improving balance. Use the cross-chest strap if your backpack has one.
CERVICAL CHIN TUCK AND RETRACTION - SUPINE WITH TOWEL While lying on your back with a small folded up towel under your head, tuck your chin towards your chest. Also, focus on putting pressure on the towel with the back of your head. Your head should maintain contact with the towel the entire time. SCALENE STRETCH Place your hands overlapping on your breast bone. Next, tilt your head upwards and away from the affected side until a gentle stretch is felt along the front and side of your neck. Helps Neck Pain Helps Headaches Try these exercises to help with aches and pains... Exercise Essentials Helpful Movements
Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
Who do you know that needs our help?
Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely Refer a Friend
9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle
If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, give the gift of health. Refer them to Spine & Sport today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a FREE pain or injury assessment.
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