Exercises you can do to prevent and manage headaches from the neck:
- Correct your posture: try to avoid slouching
- Chin tuck: use your hand to gently press your chin straight back, hold it for a few seconds and then release (image it as a filing cabinet, going straight back and not wonky off to one side)
- Ear to shoulder: gently tilt your head side to side, 3/4 each way
These exercises should make the pain ease in your head. It is okay if your neck is still a bit sore. However, if it is getting worse in your head, you need to stop and talk to your Physio about this.
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As mentioned in Part 1, cervicogenic headaches (headaches from the neck) make up a large proportion of all headaches.
Some simple steps you can take at home to prevent / manage these headaches:
- Be mindful of your posture: don’t have your chin sticking out
- Have your TV straight ahead of your lounge if possible: this avoids your neck sitting at an angle
- Get up every 30mins from sitting: whether this be watching tv or at a desk working
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