Can strengthening your neck muscles prevent headache?

Probably. Degenerative neck conditions (disc herniation, collapsed disc, abnormal movement, loss of normal curvature) can produce neck pain. One of the standard initial treatment is physical therapy to strengthen your neck muscles. So, if your neck pain is due to the above conditions, pt and neck strengthening can help.

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What are the characteristics of a headache caused by neck muscles issues?

Many types. Many types of headaches are associated with neck muscle pain, including migraines and occipital neuralgia. A neurologist can review your history and symptoms to help determine what kind of headache you have. It would be helpful for you to log your headaches (location, duration, frequency, intensity) and take the log when you see the neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headache.html. Read more...

I have been suffering from headache. Shooting pain from back side of head on left. Neck muscles are also get stiff.?

Occipital neuralgia. See a neurologist, they can treat you with nerve blocks and/or medicines. Physical therapy may be helpful as well. Stay away from opioids. Good luck! Read more...

Hi Doctor, I am 33, I feel the nerve pull on my left upper back during ejaculation, it causes stiff neck muscles and headache, what can it be?

The way you're doing. things.....you are likely performing forceful muscle contractions which is typical during ejaculation in somewhat of a different way perhaps, then, you've been used to doing and for that reason you are activating your left upper back (scapular muscles or trapezius) or even your neck. You may wish to change positions with your partner and see if the same thing happens. Read more...

Headaches around my whole head, with pain also in my jaw, cheekbones, and rear neck muscles. Slight trembling & some clicking in my lower jaw. Causes?

Trembling. Headaches around my whole head, with pain also in my jaw, cheekbones, and rear neck muscles. Slight trembling & some clicking in my lower jaw. Causes? ANS: Need more information. Bad causes? could be lockjaw which is fatal. So i would discuss with your Dr. in AM or go to ER. Good causes: you are cold and shivering. If so warm up. Read more...

Sore neck and headaches base of skull hurts goes away with heat application it's more annoying and constant. Sore neck muscles too. What can I do?

Evaluate posture. Sore neck and headaches that resolve with heat are usually benign and commonly related to muscle tightness or overuse. The first thing i would do is evaluate the activities I do on a regular basis and neck posture doing those activities. A common problem is a computer screen that is too high or too low requiring prolonged periods of time looking up or down. Read more...

How can I prevent myself from getting large neck muscles?

Weights. Almost any upper body weight lifting activates your neck muscles.Always start with a certified trainer who can demonstrate proper technique.Lower weights and higher reps lessen the chance for muscle hypertrophy. Read more...