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How can caffeine withdrawal cause a headache with neck pain?

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Caffeine withdrawal can cause head and neck pain if you cut out beverages like coffee and tea too quickly. This can make your blood vessels dilate, or expand, which causes the head pain. It's better to ease your daily amount step by step rather than all at once.

SOURCES:

Harvard Men’s Healthwatch: “Headache: When to worry, what to do.”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Headaches: In Depth.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

National Headache Foundation: “Physical Therapy for Headache.”

Berkshire Healthcare: “Cervicogenic Headaches.”

National Headache Foundation: “The Complete Headache Chart.”

National Health Service: “Headaches.”

Michigan Medicine: “Progressive Muscle Relaxation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Guided Imagery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 20, 2019

SOURCES:

Harvard Men’s Healthwatch: “Headache: When to worry, what to do.”

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “Headaches: In Depth.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tension Headache.”

National Headache Foundation: “Physical Therapy for Headache.”

Berkshire Healthcare: “Cervicogenic Headaches.”

National Headache Foundation: “The Complete Headache Chart.”

National Health Service: “Headaches.”

Michigan Medicine: “Progressive Muscle Relaxation.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Guided Imagery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 20, 2019

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