I’ve got a headache! How often do you complain of having one? Daily? Couple times a week? Once a month? Some headaches are related to allergies, others are migraines and still others are spouse or child related!
No matter how often they occur or what kind, they can be debilitating. Some people with migraines have to sequester themselves for days in the dark, taking Advil or Excedrin Migraine. If it’s a really bad one then we bring out the Imitrex or some version of sumatriptan or other prescription drugs.
What if we did something about the cause of the headache instead of just covering it up with drugs? We are really just masking the problem and not doing anything about its root cause. Chances are, the cause of your headache is a misalignment of your head, shoulders and upper back. If you look at yourself in a side view, most of us are rounded forward in our upper backs and shoulders with the head forward of the middle of your shoulder, or your pelvis is forward of your shoulder which rounds your upper back. In either case, because you are rounded forward, your lungs are being compressed and your heart is being compressed which means your respiratory system and cardiovascular system are having to work extra hard. Your body knows it has to get blood and oxygen to your brain to keep you alive but because the position of your head, upper back and shoulders is so compromised, the blood vessels and capillaries cannot work efficiently. They have to expand to get enough blood to the brain for the oxygen carbon dioxide exchange to take place and those capillaries expanding are what cause the headaches!
If we can get your head, shoulder and upper back in the vertical position by fixing your posture then the lungs, heart, blood vessels and capillaries can all work efficiently and no more headaches! Give us a call and we’ll show you exactly what we’re taking about. We can get your posture into its most aligned and efficient place – giving you the control to end your headaches once and for all.