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Stepping Stones Rehab. Services

6320 159th St, Oak Forest, Suite F, IL 60452

PH: 708-687-8768, FAX: 708-364-0518

www.handrehabclinic.com

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IS YOUR HEADACHE…A PAIN IN THE NECK?

Posted on November 14, 2010 at 11:02 PM
THE LINK BETWEEN POSTURE AND HEADACHES
¨Many of us have poor posture.
¨This can result in neck pain.                  
¨Pain originating from the neck can, in some cases, cause one of two problems:
-Pain can travel down the nerves of the neck into the arms.
-Pain can travel upwards causing headaches.
 
There are several causes of headaches, but tension in the neck muscles is a common factor.
¨Most computer users round their shoulders and hold their head too far forward.
¨This results in aches and pains following long browsing / work sessions.
¨Spending too much time in one position, particularly the 'rounded, hunched forward' position can leave you fatigued, achy and rubbing your temples at
the end of the day.
 
What our specialized therapist can do?
 
Exercise therapy is a proven solution for headaches that stem from the neck. 
After an evaluation, we prescribe stretches and exercises to get you back to full functional levels. In some cases, medication may be necessary to help manage
the pain. In most cases of neck pain and associated headaches, therapy can help reduce your pain.There is a potential to decrease or eliminate the need for pain medication.
Pain relieving modalities, soft tissue moblization, heat & cold therapy, special exercises of neck and surrounding region all prescribed by a specialist dealing with these problem could resulve your problem in a short time.
 
Home Remedies:
If you are experiencing neck pain and headaches due to bad posture habits, try these simple tips:
nIf you hold the phone under one ear for too long or carry a heavy bag on one shoulder for a long time, TAKE BREAKS to eliminate the pain and switch sides at regular intervals of 10-15 minutes.
If you sit at a computer for a long time, get up and walk around frequently or, at least, change your head position. Keep your head and neck upright as much as possible by conducting regular, postural 'self checks'.
If you have been injured in an accident or are suffering from an injury, avoid hurting yourself further.
 
Call us today at 7086878768 , if you have any questions or comments.

Categories: hand and occupational therapy blog, neck pain, pain, physical therapy blogs

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