Buy this worksheet.Tension headaches can cause a lot of pain. Stress is a common cause of tension headaches. Relaxing the muscles around the neck and shoulder area can help decrease the pain caused by tension headaches.

Starting off with chin tucks is great for working the muscles around the neck and the shoulder area. This helps reset the neck muscles and relieve tension in the area. They are also great for posture correction.

Next, isometric exercises, like cervical sidebend and rotation, are great ways to release the muscles without making big movements that might cause pain.

Some full stretches like an upper trap stretch and a levator scapulae stretch will help relieve pressure along the cervical spine.

Finally, a SNAGs or cervical rotation stretch with a towel, helps isolate each segment of the cervical spine to get a great stretch to help decrease tension.

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