Where Does Neck Pain Come From?
Myofascial pain of the neck and even scalp muscles is a common cause of headaches. These are also called ‘Muscle Tension Headaches’. It's one of the most common causes of headaches, even causing migraines.
Most muscle tension headaches begin in the neck and areas just below the skull at the top of the neck.
1.Eye strain due to improper eye focus or chronic eye or visual fatigue.
This can be diagnosed by first recognizing that you strain your eyes in dim light or even in broad daylight. Frequent computer use contributes greatly to eye strain as does other types of work that require intense eye focus. Proper and regular eye examinations and checking of eyewear prescriptions is recommended for individuals with frequent headaches.
2. Poor Posture at work and at home.
When we do not hold our head over our shoulders in a level and centred position, it is common to experience headaches that are at least in part due to muscle tension. Our posture should reflect a well-balanced body.
If we teeter the head out in front of the center of gravity of the body, muscles work too hard and eventually fatigue. Muscle fatigue causes Trigger point, commonly known as knots. Trigger points are hot zones for the spreading of muscle spasm and often cause muscle tension headaches.
3. Sinus Pressure can affect headaches.
There are a number of causes of sinus pressure. We won't have time to cover them all here. Sinus pressure can be due to infections of the sinus cavities that are located within the facial bones. If these are inflamed and or clogged with mucous, this can cause frequent or constant headaches. Growths of polyps within the sinus and or nasal cavity can also be a cause of sinus abnormalities. A proper examination and possible X-ray or another imaging method may be necessary to diagnose sinus abnormality.