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Exploring Headache Causes: Is Your Lifestyle to Blame?

Sitting for a living makes your headache-prone

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 your lifestyle.

Overcoming posture-related headaches

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.

The chiropractic plan for treating headaches

Headaches are a part of this twisted system; treatment begins with awareness of all the factors that could be contributing to them. We offer counselling 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.


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