If this is something you deal with, we likely have new solutions that you’ve never heard before…
Your head makes up 6% of the body’s total weight! Just think about how many pounds that could be… If you weigh 150lb., then your head would be 9 pounds. Could you imagine holding a 9 pound weight and carrying it around all day?? That might not sound like much, but if you start hurting and feel like you need to lay down then this problem is likely even worse due to poor posture. Posture issues can cause the wrong muscles to fire off all day.
“Cervicogenic Headaches” are coming from a secondary source, the majority of those headaches are caused by the effects of tight muscles in the neck.
When you’re at as small as a 15° forward bend in the neck, the weight of your head doubles! This will cause even more problems and the headache often comes on a lot quicker.
The muscles in your neck start to go HAYWIRE, the wrong ones are tight and the muscles we NEED to be strong start to get weak. The longer this problem goes on the worse the headaches get…
Are you already dealing with migraines that put you down for a day or days at a time? We see a new person EVERY WEEK that deals with this same problem and they have to rely on pills to get through the day AFTER their migraine has already ruined everything they had planned.
If you’re reading this, then we have an EASY TIP on something you can start today and get some relief.
Think about dropping your shoulders down and moving your head back in line with your shoulders, straightening out your spine. This shouldn’t hurt, most likely you felt a large sense of relief and relaxation in the neck, that means your neck is constantly under stress!
Most of this dysfunction is caused by muscle fatigue. Do you sit a lot at work? Hunch forward when you’re driving? Maybe you have inherited bad posture from a relative, but you don’t have to live in pain…
Some of these muscles, including the upper trap can cause decreased blood flow when they stay tight for too long. This is an easy recipe for a horrendous headache!
If you feel tight in the neck and upper shoulder region, then start with correcting your posture as best you can.
If you are looking for the quickest and easiest way to find help then consult an Expert Physical Therapist to confirm that this is the cause of your problem… The road to finding relief is shorter than you might think!
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