Many of us are trying to avoid or reduce the most common headache treatment: over-the-counter or prescription pain pills. Though these pills may be effective, they also can cause side-effects and, in some cases, may cause headaches over time (1). One tactic used to reduce head pain without reaching for a pill is tension-reduction exercises.
Below we will review four exercises that can be used to essentially get the neck limber and relieve its tightness (2). Tension relief focused on the neck will often greatly reduce symptoms experienced in the head, because the neck is such an important conduit for the nervous and circulatory systems. Once we cover the exercises, we will look at how MiRx Protocol™ incorporates biomechanical therapy into a headache treatment plan.
Here are a number of exercises that can help to loosen the musculature of the neck and surrounding area. Performing these exercises in the morning and evening – or at least once headaches strike – will help you experience tension relief so that headaches are less recurrent and less painful.
MiRx Protocol™ takes body tension and alignment very seriously. We understand the need for immediate relief of pain, so we provide that with our nasal applicator. However, we also wants our patients to receive long-term solutions to their head pain. That becomes possible with biomechanical therapy – such as exercise, stretching, and massage, incorporated with lifestyle changes. Ask your doctor about MiRx, or talk to one of our authorized nationwide practices today. Find A Provider.