Did you know that Simple exercise tips can help manage your Headache?

Experiencing headache every once in a while have been very common especially with busy people who deals with stressful activities. A chronic tension-type headache which generally occurs at least once a month, is the most common headache among adults. A chronic tension-type headache is a condition that is often related to experiencing a heavy weight on top of your head which causes so much pain and sometimes also hurts your neck or shoulder. A tension headache is considered a Chronic tension-type headache if it is still active for more than 15 days in a month.

One way of dealing a chronic tension-type headache is to get an exercise, various studies have concluded that having a regular exercise or engaging into mild outdoor activities can be a preventive measure against Chronic tension-type headache. Although there are cases wherein patients with migraine experience headache after an exercise for the first time, this is normal as patients with migraine normally gets headache when they do things which they don’t normally do, which is why having an exercise on a regular basis is encouraged as exercises secretes endorphin, a neurotransmitter from the brain that is distributed throughout the nervous system of the body, as a result, it served as a natural painkiller of the body.

To help you out in this journey, we have prepared a neck and shoulder stretching techniques that can help you manage headache.

  1. Neck Tilt.
    1. For a Starting position, stand comfortably.
    2. Gently lean your right ear towards your right shoulder, with your eyes and nose pointing straight ahead. (NOTE: DO NOT point your nose to your shoulder or even stretch too much. Make sure you’re the way you stretch is still comfortable. )
    3. Hold that position for 30 seconds. Breathe deeply.
    4. Repeat the same process on the left side.
  2. Arm over Head Stretch.
    1. For a Starting position, stand comfortably with your feet slightly apart;
    2. Straighten your neck and back;
    3. Slowly, pull your right elbow over your head. (NOTE: do not force your head forward)
    4. On your most comfortable stretch, lean your torso to the left.
    5. Hold the position for 30 seconds. Breathe deeply
    6. Repeat the same process on the other side.

These stretches should help you alleviate pain. Should your headache persist, and you feel you need to contact a Chiropractic Doctor, do not hesitate to contact us through the information found in this website.