Quick Neck Pain and Headache Relief

Quick Neck Pain and Headache Relief


(calm music) – Ugh. – Ugh, man. What’s wrong with you? – What’s wrong with you? – After seeing a few
hundred patients this week, my neck is just so stiff. How you feeling, doc? – I have this pounding
headache, man. Well, guys, do you sometimes
feel like one of us or even both of us and you’re experiencing
this on a weekly basis, if not daily basis? Well, especially if
you’re sitting at a desk in front of a computer,
tech neck or text neck, you can be having these neck
pain and headaches, right? And when you have these
neck pain and headaches, it can be very debilitating. It’s hard for you to
concentrate or focus at work. It’s hard for you to be
connected with your kids and your spouse. You can be very irritable. So today, we have two
health hacks for you to help alleviate
some of these symptoms and counteract
some of the stress. – Now, first, we wanna
put this out there, if you are
experiencing any pain, numbness or tingling going
down your hands or arms, you might have something
serious going on, something like a
disc herniation. So if you are
experiencing those pain, numbness and tingling going
down your hands and arms, make sure you go get checked out by your local
chiropractor first. Now, if it’s just
general stiffness and
tension on the neck, we have the perfect
hack for you. So oftentimes, when we
have the stiff neck, we are very limited in
our range of motion. So what you can
do is use a towel to assist with the
range of motion helping you achieve a
fuller range of motion and really stretching
out these neck muscles. So how you do that is
you grab the towel, you roll it up, place
it behind your neck. What you first wanna do is
pull forward on the towel. Now, when I turn to my left, you’ll notice if I
pull with my right arm, I achieve a fuller
range of motion. Same thing if I turn right and I’m pulling
with my left arm, I’m getting a fuller
range of motion, stretching out
those neck muscles, relieving that
tension off the neck. If you have an exercise
band, it works even better because with the band, you have
extra traction on the neck. So it’s going to be
the exact same thing. Place it behind your neck. You pull forward first. Turn to the left and then
pull with the right arm. Same thing, turn to the
right, pull with my left arm. Again, that’s
really going to help achieve that full
range of motion relieving that stress, that
tension off the neck muscles, stretching out
those neck muscles helping you feel a lot better. You wanna do this for
about two to three minutes and again, it’s
going to help you just take that tension off your
neck making you feel great. – Sweet, now it’s time for
the second health hack. We wanna help you with
your tension headaches. Oftentimes, when we
have tension headaches, it’s due to muscle tension
in the occipital region or the temporal region. Let’s start with the
occipital region first, okay? What I want you to do
is do a circle motion all across that region so at the bottom of
your skull, alright? Now, obviously,
on the left side, you wanna use your left hand
and do a circular motion all across the
bottom of your skull and you wanna do this for
about two to five minutes until the tension
goes away, alright? Now, for the temporal region. What you wanna do
is put your hands on the side of your temples, do circular motions as well and what you wanna do next is
traction up and open your jaw. And I want you to
do that for about another two to five minutes. If you have no
underlying issues, your tension headaches
should go away in about 10 to 15 minutes. – Now, like we said, if
you do have any pain, numbness, tingling going
down your hands or arms, make sure you go get checked
out by a local chiropractor because you might have
something serious going on. – So if you know someone that’s experiencing these
headaches or neck pain, definitely share
this video with them and also like our
videos, love our videos. As always, we love you. I’m Dr. Ho. – I’m Dr. Q. – [Both] Hacking your health. (calm music)

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