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Find Neck Pain Relief with these Exercises! Neck Pain & Headaches
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How Neck Pain Can Go to Your Head
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, being on your computer and at home 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. 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 onesidedheadachesaroundthetemples.Poundingheadaches at the back of the head can be related to neckmuscle tightness and limited movement. Since many headaches stem from problems with neck movement and posture, it is wise that you see a physical therapist. Find out how you can relieve your aching neck and nagging headache for good. Call us today for more information! Look inside to learn more about our programs and say good-bye to those aches and pains!
Find Neck Pain Relief
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. Correctingbadposturecanbeassimpleasstrengtheningtheabdominal 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!
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“I came to Adams Physical Therapy because of the vertigo I was experiencing. Through testing and consultations, they discovered that my neck was causing a lot of my problems. After working on my neck, I soon regained a full range of motion in my neck. The dizziness has disappeared. I feel better all over. I started treatment in May and was released in July. This is a great place to get your problems resolved and the people are super!” -Judy L. “Theymademe feel like part of the family!”
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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. Relieve Neck Pain Exercisescopyrightof
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