5 Exercises to Stop those Frequent Headaches

5 Exercises to Stop those Frequent Headaches

Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraine symptoms? You’re not alone! At least 75% of Americans suffer from some form of headache each year. Did you know that partaking in a regular stretching program can help restore proper muscular tissue quality and prevent tension related headaches?

Here are 5 easy exercises to restore neck flexibility and alleviate your symptoms naturally:

1) Upper Trapezius Stretch

Do 3 of these per side. Hold for 30 seconds per stretch.

2) Levator Scapulae Stretch

Do 3 of these per side. Hold for 30 seconds per stretch.

3) Scalene Stretch

Do 3 of these per side. Hold for 30 seconds per stretch.

4) Chin Tucks

Do 10 of these, holding for 3-5 seconds per retraction.

5) Scapular Squeezes

Do 15 of these, holding each contraction for 2-3 seconds.

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Interested in giving these a try? Download a printable version here!

As always, if these exercises increase your pain at all, or if they don’t improve your symptoms after a few days, you will probably benefit from a 1-on-1 evaluation with a physical therapist.