There are countless physiological reasons you may be experiencing headache and each can be compounded by abstract factors and the lifestyles we lead. Many people work jobs that require long deskbound periods combined with extreme mental exertion, or physically demanding jobs, taxing the body to its breaking point. Stress is accumulating all the time, and if you are not giving your brain and body proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise, the cards will stack against you, commonly resulting in a headache. They are fickle and personalized: each person’s headache is a manifestation of their lifestyle.

One cause that does not immediately pop up at the top of the list of offenders is posture. Consider a day at the office: you are at least basically aware of good posture (“Sit up straight!”), but as the hours go by, you find it ever easier to slouch. It is, most often, a subconscious action in which the head follows the chin forward towards the screen, rounding the back and encouraging the shoulders into a tense position. Rather than balancing at the top of your spine, your head is now creating an imbalance that requires the neck and shoulder muscles to compensate. Muscle spasms ensue, and the pain these muscles are experiencing is referred to the nerves in your head.

At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center, we are witnessing firsthand the negative impact of sedentary lifestyles on the biomechanics of the human body. Headaches are a part of this twisted system; treatment begins with awareness of all the factors that could be contributing to them. At our offices in New Jersey, we offer counseling and knowledge of proper postural habits. Muscle spasm pain can be reduced effectively with trigger point and massage therapies. Where structural damage has occurred, whether it is to the joints or vertebrae, chiropractic adjustment is employed to restore mobility and alignment. Call our office in Ramsey at (201) 995-9900 and in Passaic at (973) 471-9585 to schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Moe Abtahi, D.C.