Q. Kindly recommend any exercise for my straight neck and migraine headaches.

Answered by
Dr. Anuj Gupta
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A

Hello doctor,

I am currently having problems with straight neck and migraine headaches. I am spending around half the day in bed and having a good sleep in the evening. My problem is getting worse, so my X-rays show no deterioration since other times. Can you recommend any exercise or physical therapy that I can take? I will include some photographs of my neck that may help.

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Dr. Anuj Gupta

MBBS., MS., DNB., MRCS
Orthopedics And Traumatology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Could you please tell me what you do and how much physical exercise you have in your daily routine?

Thank you doctor,

I work in the marketing department using computer time minimally due to the straight neck. I get between 5500-12,000 steps a day, and I work out an average about three times in a gym per week.

Dr. Anuj Gupta

MBBS., MS., DNB., MRCS
Orthopedics And Traumatology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

The first thing is your posture, is the computer at your workplace is at eye level? Or most of the time, you are bending forward and working on it? And as far as walking is concerned, how much do you walk at one stretch? I am not concerned about the whole day. I want to know how much you walk at a stretch daily?

Thank you doctor,

Yes, I have a monitor. At eye level, but I frequently work from home and sometimes using a laptop, and I will also start using a monitor from home to keep eye level. I frequently lay on couch or bed and using phones for usually one hour a day. This is not because I am lazy, but because the neck pain is less when I am lying down. Each stretch of walking is generally for 15 or 20 minutes at a brisk pace.

Dr. Anuj Gupta

MBBS., MS., DNB., MRCS
Orthopedics And Traumatology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Well, you know where the problem is. You have to take care of your posture, even working at home, sit on table and chair. Maintain proper position while working, also if you are watching TV or mobile, do not slouch. Increase your walk to four kilometers at a stretch daily.

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