I Can’t Make it Through the Day Without a Headache

neck pain, headache, tension headache


You know the feeling. The one where you start to feel a headache coming on. For many people, it is a daily occurrence, and it often begins in the neck and shoulders. The most common cause of tension headaches is tight muscles around your neck and upper back. And if you sit at a computer all day, then your posture may also be contributing to a decreased range of motion, premature degenerative changes in your spine, and headaches. But there is good news! There are a few simple steps you can take to help you feel less pain, increase your energy, and fend off those degenerative changes. New evidence-based guidelines strongly recommend a combination of exercise, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments can help reduce neck pain, headaches, and muscle tension. 

Chronic neck pain can rob you of the things you love. Enjoying your hobbies, taking a few moments to relax, and time with your family can all be affected. But neck pain, or headaches, don't have to be a part of your daily life. By understanding the latest research, you can take massive action to improve your health. Check out the next steps below to find a few tips we recommend to take your life back from pain. 
 - Research supports a combination of chiropractic, exercise, and stretching to reduce neck pain
 - Chiropractic has an extremely high patient satisfaction score of over 90%
 - 85% of people receiving chiropractic adjustments for acute neck pain experienced significant improvement

Next Steps:
It's exciting that research has continued to showcase that you are in charge of your health. Your habits and lifestyle can make a huge impact on your health. Start reducing neck pain today by taking breaks every 45-60 minutes and stretching out your neck and shoulders. Take a brisk walk during lunch or hit the gym a few times a week to increase your activity levels. And finally, don't forget about getting adjusted. Research proves that chiropractic adjustments are a smart decision! 
Science Source: 
Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise with Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain- A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 156, 2012 
Perceived Value of Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Exercise Among Seniors with Chronic Neck Pain: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014 
Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 37. 2014
Outcomes from Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated with High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2013