NECK HEADACHES: 3 STRUCTURES THAT CAUSE THEM

Headaches!!! Oish, What a Pain in the Neck!

Not all headaches come from your head. The neck is often the main cause. Watch this video to find out which bits of the neck are troublesome and what you can do about it.

If headaches are a pain in the neck for you, a work mate, or someone in your family, then it’s a great time to do something about it.

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VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Hi everyone! Tom from ReachHealth here. Today I want to talk to you guys about headaches that come from the neck, and they’re also known as cervicogenic headaches.

There are 3 structures within the neck that can cause headaches. One is our neck muscles. These muscles through here, they tend to be placed under a lot of load and tension throughout the day from being overworked. And when that happens, our muscles tend to spasm up and become tight. One thing that most people tend to forget about our neck muscles is that not only are they situated through the neck, they also run down into our shoulders and also into our chest. So if they are in a lot of tension, our shoulders can be put into an awkward position. If I exaggerate it, if our shoulders are forward like that our neck movement… we’re not gonna have too much. It’s gonna be a little bit restricted as opposed to being regular normal where we can have that full motion, and so that can cause headaches right up into the neck right through there.

The second thing that can cause headaches is our joints within the neck, particularly the ones right through the upper section, they have a big job in supporting our head and skull, and so what happens is they become stiff and locked up restricting our movement again and can cause these headaches.

The last one that can cause headaches is our nerves within the neck. These help supply sensations throughout the head as well as the functioning of our facial muscles, and these nerves can get irritated at times through either injury or muscle spasms and that can cause pain signals to run all the way up through the neck into the head and can cause the headaches.

So those are the 3 things that can cause headaches within our neck. If you found this video helpful please share it around. And if you have any questions feel free to shoot us a message. Thank you.



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