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The Connection Between Posture and Headaches

You may have heard the term “ergonomics” which is the study of the posture & positioning of your body. I can admit that it doesn’t sound too interesting really, until you consider that MILLIONS of people are suffering from headaches every day that are related to their POSTURE!

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Whether it’s working in a kitchen, on an assembly line, on a computer, a tablet, or your phone– you’re likely spending a lot of time looking down. Research has found that up to 20 pounds of pressure is placed on the neck for every inch the chin extends forward or down! This increased pressure can irritate the tissues of the neck leading to everything from premature degenerative changes to chronic debilitating headaches!

Here’s why it matters:

Maintaining a healthy posture not only helps reduce the stress and pressure on the spinal joints of your neck, it also helps dramatically reduce your headaches. The first step in regaining proper posture and function is to establish normal motion. To keep it simple, the spine is made up of over 100 joints, and if those joints are moving, then they can function and heal properly. However, if a joint is restricted—that joint will become dysfunctional and degenerative—and when this happens, it’s only a matter of time before BIGGER problems start to surface!

This is why, if you are looking to function and feel better, Chiropractic adjustments are likely to become your new best friend! Our care is focused on finding the areas of your spine that AREN’T moving correctly and gently helping them regain their normal range of motion. After we’ve worked with you to restore proper movement, we can then focus on strengthening the muscles that support your neck and back. This personalized type of care is how we’ve been able to help hundreds of people (just like you!) establish better posture and function in order to reduce the frequency and severity of their headaches or other related symptoms—all without risky drugs or surgeries!!
So, to review:

  • Every inch of forward head posture adds up to 20 lbs. of pressure on your neck.
  • This added pressure can contribute to tension headaches.
  • Research has shown that Chiropractic care can dramatically improve your posture and spinal function and, in turn, reduce your headaches.

 

Next Steps:

Take a look around your workstation the next time you’re at the office. Is it set up in a way that’s ergonomically correct? If not, or if you’re not sure, just let us know! That’s something we help people with EVERY DAY, giving specific recommendations to help keep you and even your coworkers functioning and feeling great!

 

One final note: Did you know that Chiropractic (the modern version of it anyway) has a birthday? It does–September 18th, in fact!
To celebrate we are offering a new patient start up special of $18.

 

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Be sure to let your friends and family know!!

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