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What causes neck pain and headaches?

May 3rd, 2019
Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck pain and headaches can cause difficulty in one’s day-to-day life and be debilitating when severe or persistent. Understanding the underlying causes of and options available for the reduction of neck pain and headaches are important first steps in addressing this common issue. Physical therapy services provided by the team of rehabilitation experts at Rehab Access can assist with both of these steps and work to develop a plan of action to reduce and potentially prevent further neck pain and headaches related to certain causes.

Causes of neck pain and headaches

Although each individual case must be reviewed to determine the specific cause underlying the symptoms, it has been shown that most neck pain and headaches are caused by muscular, skeletal issues in the cervical and thoracic vertebrae. This is the area along the upper back and neck and is made up of interlocking, disc-shaped bones in your spinal cord as well as some of the strongest and most pressured muscle tissue in the body. This all-important set of body parts can be affected by trauma or even a surprising amount of regular daily activities. For example, an individual working in an occupation that requires sitting all day looking at a computer screen or documents is at a high risk for neck pain and headaches, due to the pressure put on the cervical vertebrae region and the lack of movement necessary to maintain strength and flexibility.

Identifying the cause of each type of pain and next steps

Pinpointing the precise cause of neck pain and headaches can be accomplished via an examination by a trained expert like those on our team at Rehab Access. Once we have worked with you to identify the cause, we will then develop a plan of exercises that fit your current level of abilities and needs. These exercises and tactics will first address the immediate need by seeking to reduce pain in your neck and head associated with your physical situation. We will then work with you to develop skills and a plan to address the factors in your day-to-day life which may be contributing to the painful symptoms.

Trust Rehab Access to address your neck pain and headaches

Rehab services can help reduce neck pain and headaches. If you are suffering from these common issues, we hope you reach out to us so that we can work together with you to work toward that goal. Contact our team today to set up an initial appointment.