Most people will suffer from headaches at some point in their life, however, regularly dealing with headaches can be debilitating, disrupting you from living your everyday life. Stopping you from being able to think clearly, making clear decisions and from feeling like yourself. Just like back pain, headaches are one of the most common causes of days off work.

Some headaches may be eased through some simple lifestyle changes, including better hydration and diet, proper sleep, avoiding excessive alcohol or caffeine, having your eyes tested and adopting a better posture. Tension headaches are often caused by spending too much time in one position, such as looking down at a computer screen, which builds tension in the muscles of your neck. 

Sitting for prolonged periods in any posture can cause issues, however, sitting with a forward head posture can cause muscle tightness and imbalances that contribute to a headache. Take a break every hour to break this position and get your body moving.

Chiropractors apply adjustments to relieve restrictions of the spine and improve posture and muscular problems, which can often be the cause of headaches. Spinal manipulation is an effective headache treatment for many sufferers. Chiropractors can also provide advice on headache triggers and exercises.

Consider visiting a chiropractor at Backworks if you have frequent headaches or if they begin to get worse. We’ll work with you to understand what is causing your headaches and provide chiropractic treatment, including spinal manipulation, massage and exercise advice, which is often used for headache management and prevention, to help keep you pain free. 

If you are unsure about the nature of your headaches a thorough assessment to rule out other possible causes may be needed in order to manage them. Seek medical attention if your headache begins following a head injury or is accompanied by symptoms including numbness, a high temperature or difficulty speaking.