Rehability December 2016 Newsletter

H e a l t h & F i t n e s s The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

“I first learned of Rehability when I noticed one of their ads that suggested howmy neck pain and headachesmay be caused by improper use of my cell phone. It made a lot sense to me so I contacted the office for an evaluation. From my initial visit, I was impressed by the caring and professionalism of the entire staff. The treatment and results I received was remarkable and the helpful posture tips that I learned I will definitely continue on my own.” Thank you all so much!” -Joanne M Remarkable Treatment!

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!

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