Chronic headaches are a debilitating condition affecting all aspects of your life. Did you know that many headaches originate in poor posture involving the neck? The good news is that there are several ways you can help alleviate headaches and chronic pain, including chiropractic techniques.
Firstly, it helps to know the origin of headaches. Let’s look at one of the most common types of headaches associated with problems with the joints and muscles of the neck.
Many of us are guilty of constantly looking downwards to check our phones or tapping away on laptops for hours. This can result in prolonged strain on the neck (“text neck”) and produce a constant, nagging headache.
You can help yourself by being mindful of your posture when using one of these devices. If you are sitting at a desk using a monitor or laptop, make sure your feet rest flat on the floor, and your screen should be positioned directly in front of you. Take regular breaks from your sitting position, and try a quick walk every so often or do some stretching.
If you are looking at your phone, the principles are the same. Hold your phone at eye level to prevent you from constantly looking down, vary your sitting position and take regular breaks.
Chiropractic care is also invaluable in relieving you of headaches and neck strain associated with poor posture. At Wimbledon Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, your practitioner will use their skills and experience to identify the type of headache you are suffering from and its cause and suggest the most suitable treatment. This could be manipulation to ease tense joints, massage to soften muscles and break down areas of tension, or showing you how to perform stretches to help relieve your pain.
Your practitioner will also provide you with a tailored exercise programme with video links to help keep the pain at bay.
With 30 years of experience combined with the most up-to-date knowledge and equipment, Wimbledon Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic can help you find the answer to your chronic headaches and neck pain. Get in touch to learn about living free from headaches and neck strain.
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