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Headaches and other pain

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Headaches are a common complaint that many people don't realize chiropractors can help with. About 90% of the population experiences headaches at some point in their lives, ranging from mild annoyances to debilitating conditions that significantly impact daily life.

Chiropractors understand that headaches are the body's way of signaling that something isn't right. Factors such as stress, diet, dehydration, poor posture, and eye strain can contribute to headaches. Although rare, headaches can also result from more serious causes like brain tumors or diabetes.

At Connected Chiropractic, our expert team analyzes the areas of the spine under strain and corrects spinal misalignments caused by these stressors. By relieving strain and allowing the spine to move and adapt more effectively, we enhance the efficiency of your nervous system. This reduces strain on the nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and muscles in the neck, alleviating symptoms like headaches and overall lethargy. When your spine can support an upright posture without excessive effort, it conserves energy, providing you with more vitality throughout the day.

Prevention is key, especially in today's era of extensive social media and mobile phone usage. The constant forward head tilting while using mobile phones places tremendous strain on the neck. Consider these startling numbers: at 15 degrees, the head weighs 27 pounds, but at 60 degrees, it exerts a force of 60 pounds on the cervical spine. With the average person spending 2-4 hours per day hunched over their phone, and high school students even more, it's no wonder people experience constant shoulder and neck tightness, leading to headaches and fatigue.

Here are some tips to consider:

  1. Raise your mobile phone to eye level as much as possible to save your spine and boost energy.

  2. Take breaks and stretch your neck muscles.

  3. Don't wait until pain arises to see your chiropractor; prevention is always better.

  4. Move your body frequently since it is designed to be in motion.

  5. Assess your work setup, especially if you spend time in an office or have a job that involves looking down.

  6. Relax and manage stress levels, as London can be demanding. Sometimes, relaxation is the most productive choice.

  7. Remind your kids at home about good posture (teenagers may appreciate the gentle nagging).

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What to expect on your visit to the clinic

By incorporating these tips and addressing potential lifestyle stressors, such as hydration, nutrition, and exercise, you can potentially reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Remember, taking care of your spine and overall well-being is essential for a headache-free life.

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