Did you know that many people suffer headaches on a regular basis? It’s true, and according to the American Chiropractic Organization, the statistics are nine out of ten. And whether a headache comes on as a dull throb or something intense that debilitating pain and nausea, it a disruption and lessens our quality of life—especially when a person suffers a headache on a frequent basis.
There are many reasons why a person might suffer a headache. There are environmental triggers such as food, noise, light, stress and anxiety, hunger and thirst, etc. Statistically most people suffer headaches because of tension in the muscles of the neck. And the number of people who suffer from headache due to muscle tension is growing, primarily because the modern workforce goes to a desk and sits at a computer. And many modern Americans spend more time at sedentary activities than in the past. That doesn’t mean that you have to abandon leisure time if you suffer from headaches, but you do need to be aware that when you spend hours in a fixed posture or position, you may be increasing the irritation on the joints and increasing the tension in the muscles of the upper back, neck, and scalp. This irritation and strain likely will make your head ache.
But you can reduce headaches when you take a break and stretch every half hour. You may also want to add low-impact exercises to your daily routine.
You should also pay a visit to your doctor at Larson Chiropractic. A chiropractic doctor has undergone extensive training to help his patients in many ways; back pain is not the sole reason to come to the chiropractor. Your chiropractor may perform a spinal manipulation or perform several chiropractic adjustments that should improve spinal function. He will also be able to show you how to get yourself into a correct posture, and offer advice on exercises and relaxation techniques that could help alleviate the tension in the muscles of the neck and back. So, if you suffer from headaches, and you are ready for relief and you would like to try chiropractic medicine, then call your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic today.