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Headache Prevention: Posture and Body Mechanics

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Good posture and body mechanics

Good posture and the way you move your body can help prevent tension in your neck, shoulders, and upper back muscles. If your headaches seem to be related to tension in this area, be aware of your posture and position during daily activities. This may help prevent headaches.

Use good body mechanics all the time, not just when you have a headache or back pain.


Credits for Headache Prevention: Posture and Body Mechanics

Current as of: April 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Karin M. Lindholm DO - Neurology


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