If headache and back pain challenges you at the same time, it’s a new level of pain.
While acupressure and massage can help, it’s crucial to understand what causes these types of pains to occur together. Then how you can work to mitigate them happening at the same time.
Injuries can come in many forms and while they may be subtle; a serious car accident or fall while exercising can cause injuries to your head and back, resulting in pain.
With car accidents, a jolt or jarring motion, can tear or injure soft tissue and lead to strain or spasm of the muscles in the back and head.
Your mother likely told you to sit up straight and while you won’t want to admit it, she was right.
As Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists tell us, incorrect posture can create an extra 10 lbs. of weight on your neck, for every inch your neck bends forward over the neutral position.
Text Neck is a real thing in the age of the smartphone and is a huge contributor to headache and back pain.
Note that this position can also be a problem when reading a traditional book.
Head and back pain can occur together especially if you have arthritis at the top of the spine. Acupressure and massage professionals should be able to identify the pain as being in the first, second, and third vertebrae.
Joint inflammation is one of the primary reasons for arthritis, which can lead to pain and stiffness. It typically gets worse as you age.
Our staff at Easy Cosy know the appropriate pressure points including the LI-4 or Hegu (her-goo). According to Memorial Sloan and Kettering Cancer Centre, the hegu is found on the back of your hand, between the base of your thumb and index (pointer) finger (see Diagram Left). Doing acupressure on this point can help with pain and headaches.
Easy Cozy focus on Acupressure (Body) Massage and Reflexology (Foot) Massage which are good for both males and females within any age range.