About Headaches

Today, many of us sit in poor posture all day, every day. Sitting in poor posture daily puts our neck, back, and shoulders in a poor position for extended periods. Many times, sitting in this posture will lead to tension and migraine headaches. Sitting in poor posture pulls on the musculature of our upper neck and upper back, leading to headaches and discomfort.

Where Do Headaches Come From?

The main structures causing headaches are the suboccipital muscles. When these muscles get tight from poor posture, headaches occur. The jaw muscles, such as the masseter, temporalis, and pterygoids, can also lead to headaches due to poor posture and rounded shoulders. In many patients, their pectoral muscles are a big player in bringing their heads forward and causing headaches as well.

How Does Eastside Wellness Chiropractic Treat Headaches?

At Eastside, we release the muscles in a few different ways. We are mainly stretching, using the Active Release Technique, and dry needling. We can also mobilize the joints of the spine using adjustments and McKenzie. We then teach stabilization of the area using Gary Gray’s techniques and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.

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