STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Is your headache accompanied by neck pain and stiffness? It might not be a migraine

People often misunderstand it to be a migraine. They resort to a host of medications but don’t find relief.

Published: 30th August 2020 05:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2020 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

headache

For representational purposes

Cervicogenic headache is accompanied by neck pain and stiffness. It spreads to the back of the head, the side, the temple, forehead, and sometimes one experiences heaviness around the eyes. This gets aggravated by light and noise.

People often misunderstand it to be a migraine. They resort to a host of medications but don’t find relief. The root cause is a muscular imbalance in the neck or degenerative changes in the bone of the neck.

Treatment of cervicogenic headache starts with correcting the posture.

Make sure your workstation is constructed in a way that it allows for comfortable seating. Make sure your muscles feel relaxed and joints aren’t stiff.

Manual therapy is the standard treatment and it is helpful too. It releases the tightness of the muscle, lengthens the muscle and opens up the joint. Once pain is reduced, stretching and exercises will help to manage the problem.

Dr Krishan Mohan Singh, 
Consultant Physiotherapist and Ergonomist. Email: 
DrkrishanmohanPT@gmail.com



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp