If you experienced headaches, especially one’s originating in the neck, you may have pain due to a pinched nerve in your neck.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons defines Occipital Neuralgia as “a condition in which the occipital nerves, the nerves that run through the scalp, are injured or inflamed. This causes headaches that feel like severe piercing, throbbing or shock-like pain in the upper neck, back of the head or behind the ears.”
This relates to pinched nerves in the neck but also may be the primary or secondary cause of other issues in the neck as well as being related to a disease.
There are also several daily habits and life factors that have an effect on pinched nerves in the neck headaches.
One of the main factors is posture, which you can see in:
If you don’t sit properly at a desk, you're placing additional pressure on your neck and head.
You may not be aware of how important posture is or how bad yours is. Know this - it’s crucial to preventing neck pain and these types of headaches that result from bad posture.
Whether it’s the way you sleep, the pillow you use or the quality of sleep that you get, you can almost guarantee that if any one of these is out of whack you will run into head and neck pain issues. These can turn into pinched nerve in the neck headaches.
Sleep positions should promote a healthy neck and head. According to Harvard Health Publishing, “Two sleeping positions are easiest on the neck: on your side or on your back. If you sleep on your back, choose a rounded pillow to support the natural curve of your neck, with a flatter pillow cushioning your head.”
The massage therapists at Easy Cozy Wellness in Abbotsford, BC, are experienced in providing relief from ‘pinched nerve in the neck’ headaches. Call Easy Cozy Wellness today to book your appointment.
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