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Ergonomics and Tension Headaches

Posture, Tension Headache, Migraine, Headache, Natural Relief, Drug FreeSitting at your desk, you feel a pounding ache coming on in your head. Projects and emails suddenly become harder to complete, and it becomes hard to focus. Can you relate? Tension headaches seem to appear out of the blue; however, their trigger is typically repetitive posture. How you sit at your workstation can be aggravating your tension headaches.

Tips to Improve Workplace Posture (1)

  •  Make sure your screen is at eye level
  • Sit up against your seat back
  • Bring your shoulders back, avoid rounding shoulders
  • Maintain your elbows and wrists parallel to the floor when using a keyboard
  • Adjust your chair height so your knees are slightly lower than your hips
  • Make sure your feet are flat on the floor

While these adjustments may keep your tension headache symptoms at bay, the root cause is not addressed. Proper spinal alignment can help prevent these pounding headaches.

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How is my neck related to my tension headaches?

Your spine is responsible for protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is essential for transmitting signals to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) misaligns, this leads to tension within your spinal cord. Spinal cord tension causes the signals going to and from your brain to become distorted. This may lead to tension headache symptoms.

Dr. Packer has received the highest level of certification in NUCCA – a gentle and specific chiropractic technique designed to locate and correct atlas misalignments.  Through realigning the atlas, the tension in the spinal cord is reduced, allowing proper messages to be sent to and from the brain. This may cause a lessening of tension headache symptoms.

Palmer et al. studied 47 patients with non-migraine headaches. After two weeks of care (and only one correction), the subjects had a significant reduction in headache pain. They found that after 3-4 months of care, their headache symptoms decreased by 75% on average. (2)

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