Why Do I Get a Headache when I Lean back in a chair and Rest my head?


Asked by Rachelle

What Would Cause Me To Get A Headache Whenever I Lean Back In A Chair And Rest My Head?

I often wake up in the morning with a headache which goes away after standing for a few minutes.

I've had a CT Scan and X-Rays with no results.

Would my pain be due to neck problems?

Please advise.

Thank you.



In many cases, waking with a headache is an indication of poor quality sleep. Getting a headache when you lean back and rest your head could be any number of issues. Could be related to your blood pressure, your spinal fluic pressure, neck or back issues.

However, nobody can diagnose you via the Internet. If your doctor can't figure it out it's time for a second opinion. It may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

Good luck,


You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.