Endurance Rehabilitation For Sufferers With Chronic Neck Pain

It has been well established that the tightness of the trunk muscles affects optimal chest expansion in inspiration. An ideal posture allows optimal biomechanics, one region of the spine that affects the ability of the respiratory system is the thoracic spine. A slumped posture is called thoracic hyper-kyphosis, which limits the ability of the thoracic…

Neck Pain & Postural Instability

Individuals suffering from chronic neck pain and whiplash injury were observed to have postural instability (1). Postural control is maintenance of body position in space during any posture or activity. The body receives sensory information (afferent input) from vision, proprioception and the vestibular system in order to generate stability and positional orientation (2). A study…

Relaxation/Postural Exercises Reduce Neck Pain & Headaches In The Workplace

Muscle tenderness over the surface of the skull (pericranium) is widely reported to be prevalent not only in sufferers of tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache but also in migraine sufferers.1 Neck pain has a lifetime prevalence of 45-71% and increases for those with headaches.2,3 Neck pain leads to high rate of work disability and lower…

Warning Signs Of Headaches

Head pain Headaches can be chronic (eg. a migraine with/without aura), caused by muscular tension, or even simple dehydration. Below is a list of signs and symptoms that may be signals of something more serious than a chronic headache:1 First or worst headache ever New onset of a headache Onset after age 50 years Change in…

Headache Website Resources

Headaches are not as simple as it sounds. Here are a few websites where you can find comprehensive information: The International Headache Society (IHS) > World Headache Alliance (WHA) > American Headache Society (AHS) > European Headache Federation (EHF) > National Headache Foundation (NHF) > Organisation for the Understanding of Cluster Headaches (OUCH) > British…