Find out if bad posture could be to blame for your frequent headaches?
Are you experiencing headaches frequently? Are they getting in the way of your daily life and making work and other activities harder? While headaches may show up every once in a while and cause issues, if you are experiencing headaches often then something as simple as poor posture could be to blame. Find out how this is possible and when it might be time to see your Federal Way chiropractors Dr. Andrew Winger or Dr. Frank Rossi for treatment.
The Root of Your Headaches
What could be causing your headaches? While there is a ton of things that could be triggering your throbbing head one of them could be muscle tension. Do you experience muscle tightness around your head and neck? This tension is caused by bad posture. When someone becomes stressed they may tense their shoulders up to their ears. They may even stay in this position for the rest of the day if the stressor doesn’t go away. This means your shoulder muscles have been working improperly all day, which is where your headache might originate.
Common Posture Problems
If you work at a desk most of the day here are some situations to be aware of (you may not even know that you are hunching or tensing your shoulders):
- When you are talking on the phone, whether a landline or cell phone. The longer you remain on the phone the more likely you will experience shoulder tension. Never hold the phone with their shoulders.
- Sitting at a desk that is too high, which can cause you to raise your arms and shoulder higher than they should be.
- Sitting in chairs that don’t offer enough support so you find yourself hunched forward at your desk. Also working at a computer that is set too low will cause shoulder issues.
So what can you do to break these bad habits and stop your headaches? First, you can situate your desk so that it’s conducive to good posture. This means choosing an ergonomic chair that offers good back support, sitting at a desk that is the proper height and setting up your computer monitor so that it’s level with your eyes. Talk to your Federal Way chiropractor about ways in which you can situate your office so you can reduce your muscle tension and headaches.
Furthermore, it’s important to remain active even when you are at the office. This means getting up, moving around and stretching every 15 to 30 minutes. Set an alarm if you need to. By moving around, you are allowing blood to flow through these muscles, which helps them function properly and causes less tension.
Not finding relief from your headaches? Then find out if this could be linked to days spent hunched over at your desk or other posture issues. Call your Federal Way chiropractors Drs. Winger and Rossi today at Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. and get back to a headache-free life.