Constant Headaches and Neck Pain

Frequent or constant headaches accompanied by neck pain, often indicate some problems related to neck muscles. It is more commonly observed in people who fail to maintain a correct body posture at their workplaces. An incorrect body posture along with stress and tension has been found to culminate into severe headache and neck pain in such individuals. However, in many instances, headaches that originate from neck pain can be an indicator of some other underlying disorders and problems, as well. Here is a brief discussion about some of the major causes of headaches and neck pain, as well as a few tips for their prevention.

Chronic Headache and Pain in the Neck


As has been mentioned already, a poor body posture can result in neck pain, which in turn can cause headaches as well. This is particularly true for the individuals whose profession requires them to sit for long hours in one position, especially in front of the computer. Wrong body posture can put strain on the muscles at the back of the neck, through which, the occipital nerve passes. Strain and pressure on this nerve can be a major cause of headache that are usually accompanied by neck pain. Similarly, constantly watching television or the computer screen for a long time can strain the eye muscles and cause pain in the eyes and head.

Along with posture, stress or tension can be an important factor causing headaches. Stress is known as one of the leading causes responsible for giving rise to a number of health problems, including headaches. In addition to headaches, it can also cause neck pain and stiffness.

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