Exercise can be an effective solution for tension headaches as opposed to medicine. The biggest causes of tension headaches are stress and muscle tightness.
Different types of exercises can be used to soothe tension headaches by targeting to lower stress levels and to help relieve muscle tightness. The exercises should be low impact, and should focus on breathing and relaxation of the spine and the neck, says noted headache expert Merle Diamond, MD
Yoga can be one such perfect form of exercise which helps to stretch and breathe more slowly and deliberately. Making exercise a regular habit will help the body to produce endorphins that naturally help your body treat pain even in the future.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.