There are many things that may cause head, neck and shoulder pain. One of the main things are the increasing use of TV’s, computers, and smartphones/tablets. Using these devices leads people to take on a more slumped posture which causes more tension and stress on the neck and shoulders, increasing chances of pain, headaches/migraines. The good news is that it is possible to improve a slumped head and shoulder posture with neck exercises along the regular acupuncture treatments.
There have been many studies specifically in 2018 that patients with slumped head posture, pain and headaches who performed neck stabilizing exercises for 20-30 min a few times per week for about one month along with acupuncture treatments once per week, found they had less stiffness, pain, and less headaches and migraines by 70%.
Here at Balance Within we give our patients the most effective neck exercises along with specialized acupuncture treatments to help you get rid of your pain, stiffness and migraines as quick and effectively as possible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your condition please do not hesitate to contact our Sherman Oaks acupuncture office and speak to one of our acupuncture specialists.
Here are some of the stretches that will relieve and alleviate pain, tension, and headaches/ migraines.
- In a sitting position and one hand behind the back. Reach over the head with the opposite hand and gently pull the head in the opposite direction of the hand that is behind the back. Hold this positions for about 30 seconds and repeat on the opposite side 2 to 3 times per day.
- In a sitting position and a straight back allow your chin to fall to your chest. Hold this position for about 30 seconds. This stretches all of the muscles on the posterior part of the neck that may be causing any pain, headaches or migraines.
If you have any further questions or concerns about stretches that can help decrease your pain levels and decrease headaches and migraines please do not hesitate to call our Sherman Oaks acupuncture office and speak to one of our acupuncture specialists.