Head Pain When Bending Over

At times, we experience head pain when bending over. However, we may not be too keen to find out what is the underlying cause for this condition. We enlist in this article, the causes of head pain when bending down.
HealthHearty Staff
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2018
There are times when one complains about how one feels a sharp stinging pain in the head when one bends over. You may bend down to clean your shelf and discard the magazines seated in there; they being as archaic as you, and when you rise, you feel that the world is spinning and you see 'vibgyor' discs. Your vision blurs for a few seconds, but you feel normal after sometime.
One may ignore this occurrence once or twice, but a repetition of the same may be a cause for concern. It is better that one does not neglect the condition and seeks medical advice for the same.
When headache is accompanied with the vision going blurred, one may feel the need to find the cause for the same. Explicated here, are some of the causes of head pain while bending.
Sinus Headache
Sinus headache may be characterized as a headache where the individual either suffers from a throbbing pain or a simmering, often twitching pain in the forehead. There are other points such as near the eyes, the nose bridge and the cheeks, where sinus pain is experienced. Sinus pain near the temples erupts when the sinuses in the specific area sustain an inflammation. When one has a chronic sinus problem, pain in the head while bending over suddenly occurs. Any activity that involves you leaning over and conducting an activity, may induce episodes where one may face a sudden upsurge of headache.
Vertigo is a condition in which the individual may feel that everything around him is spinning. Episodes of a blackout or just going completely blank may indicate that the individual is suffering from vertigo. Having a heavy head and being unable to lift your head from the pillow, is a sign that one is suffering from vertigo. The pain escalates if one attempts to bend over.
Cough Headache
Pain in the posterior region of the head when bending over is a characteristic of cough headaches. Sharp pain in the head, predominantly affecting both sides of the head, can be caused when suffering from severe cold and cough. The head pain may influx suddenly, and can last for a few seconds to 30 minutes.
Anxiety and stress are two factors that are held responsible for headaches. When excessively stressed, you may experience a shooting pain in the head that culminates with you feeling nauseous, with the eyelids feeling weighed down. You may also feel like throwing up, and it is after this that you may feel better.
Tension Headache
This type of headache radiates, forming a band on the forehead. The pain, in the process, also grips the neck and the individual may feel weighed down. Tension headaches are triggered by bending over and then suddenly rising. A cause that has been found to trigger this reaction, is constant stress that lurks on in an individual's mind.
There is no treatment in particular unless it becomes consistent. If the headache and the resultant symptoms occur once in a while, there is nothing that should cause worry. Home remedies that you may put to practice are the following:
Exercise well. Go for casual walks or jog your way to good health. This increases blood circulation.
► Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
Avoid fatty and oily foods.They may give you a heavy head and a throbbing pain while you bend to do any activity.
► If you have to bend over and work,change your position. Position yourself on a chair and work without bending or leaning over.
► Close your eyes for a few seconds when you feel that your head spins after bending down. Stand still or seat yourself on a chair and relax for a few minutes. Wait for the equilibrium to return, drink water and get back to work.
► Practice deep breathing and meditation, first thing in the morning. This exercise would contribute to your overall well-being, helping you to focus well, and turn to anxiety less often.
► Make an effort to quit the 'coffin nail'. You would realize what a favor you have done to your health, after you give up on your daily drag dosage.
► Ensure that you wear appropriate eye-gear, if your job involves using the computer for long hours. Straining your eyes may lead to episodes of severe headaches.
Recurrent head pain whenever you bend, is a very irritating and worrisome phenomenon. Consulting a medical practitioner, if the episodes of pain catch you often, is advisable.
Disclaimer: The article published herein, is meant to accomplish pedagogical purposes only. The recommendations mentioned hereby may not be generically applicable. The information, by no means, intends to supplant the diagnosis and advice imparted by the medical practitioner.