Try These 3 Things Next Time You Get A Headache from a Wilmington Chiropractor

Try These 3 Things Next Time You Get A Headache from a Wilmington Chiropractor

Try These 3 Things Next Time You Get A Headache from a Wilmington Chiropractor in Wilmington NC

Try These 3 Things Next Time You Get A Headache

Some people get headaches only on occasion, while others have them frequently. Whether you are a frequent headache sufferer of it only happens once in a while, you’ll be glad to know that headaches often respond well to conservative self-care.

Sure, headaches can easily be remedied with a handful of pills. But aspirin, ibuprofen, and Tylenol have side effects. And they don’t address the root cause of your headache—so chances are, it’s going to come back.

To help your headache pain without drugs, look to the neck. This is a common site for muscle tension even if you don’t have pain in your neck. Muscle tension in your neck is one of the leading causes of headaches—maybe even the main cause. So before you do anything else to heal your headache, pay attention to your neck.

1. Heal Your Headache with a Posture Upgrade
Start with your posture for immediate headache relief. We often don’t realize, until the pain starts, how badly we’re carrying our heads.

Many people hold their heads out in front of their bodies instead of back over the shoulders. Modern life, with computer use and texting, makes this tendency worse. But this causes strain on your shoulders and neck and may result in headaches.

To improve posture, imagine a string holding up your head, leading from your center back up through your skull. Imagining this string can help you keep your shoulders, neck, and head aligned. And good posture can relieve a lot of pressure, muscle strain, and headaches.

2. Gentle Stretches Ease Headache Pain
One way to get immediate relief from a headache is to stretch your neck. But be kind to yourself! Move your neck through its range of motion, gently stretching areas that seem tight. Don’t pull on your head or neck or crack it; just move to where you feel a stretch, and wait 10 seconds or so. Gentle stretching eases muscle tension while avoiding injury.

3. Check for Misalignments That Cause Headache Pain
If stretching and sitting up straight aren’t giving you relief from headache pain, you may need a little help. Your chiropractor can usually help with headache issues, often taking x-rays to determine the source of the problem and then making adjustments to remedy misalignments. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can be an effective treatment for headaches, addressing the source of tensions and relieving headache pain.

If you suffer from headaches, try these tips for quick relief. Start with posture, then add gentle stretches, and if you need more help, call King Chiropractic in Wilmington at (910) 777-7228. We’ll set you up with an appointment to look for the cause of your headaches and get you back to your pain-free best!

Upright and relaxed is the recipe for perfect posture, and the way to get it is through practice. You don’t need to rig up a posture strap to improve your posture. Just start practicing, and soon the muscles will do the work for you.

Tips and Tricks for Better Posture
To begin, be aware of your posture as you sit or stand. Relax your arms and pull your shoulders back. When sitting, keep both feet on the floor and use low-back support, if the seat warrants.

  • Stand upright and look in the mirror. The right and left sides of your body should match. Turn sideways. Your head, shoulders, hips, and feet should be stacked up in a vertical line. Don’t lean!
  • Manage your workstation ergonomics. Your monitor should be at eye level. Your elbows should be at a 90-degree angle as you type, and your feet should be flat on the floor.
  • Ask your chiropractor whether custom foot orthotics are needed to correct imbalances.

Good Posture Looks Good
There’s a side benefit to improving your posture: You look better (just as Mom said you would). Poor posture makes you look heavier and older. Stand tall and people will notice!

King Chiropractic Can Help Your Posture
When you’re ready to improve your posture, King Chiropractic can help.

  • We can help correct any misalignments or muscle tensions that are hindering your perfect posture.
  • We can suggest exercises to strengthen and lengthen strategic muscle groups that affect posture.
  • We can evaluate the need for custom orthotics to balance the body.

So stand up straight and call King Chiropractic in Wilmington today at (910) 777-7228 for an appointment to evaluate your posture. We’ll help you straighten up and stand tall, so you can look and feel your personal best.

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King Chiropractic Hand & Foot
6934 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28411
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