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As many of us have had to make the transition to working from home for the third time this year, it’s important that we minimise our chances of developing a headache as we make this shift into yet another lockdown.
Unfortunately, due to working from home, poor ergonomics and a poorly set-up workstation are not uncommon and poor posture is becoming the new normal. This poor posture is leading to many developing joint misalignments in the cervical and thoracic spine, which can result in muscle tightness, joint dysfunction and in some cases nerve irritation. Over time, these joint misalignments, if not dealt with properly, can cause severe cervicogenic headaches, tension-type headaches and migraines.
Cervicogenic headaches often feel like dullness or ache on one side of your head. It is often accompanied by neck pain and limited range of motion throughout the cervical spine, and the pain can be seen radiating down towards the shoulder.
Tension-type headaches are the most common form of headache. The pain is typically felt on both sides of the head and often presents as pressure or tightening sensation. This type of headache is often also caused by stress (whether that be physical, emotional or nutritional stress) and may cause tightness in your upper shoulder and neck muscles.
Migraines are debilitating headaches that unfortunately affects around 4.9 million Australians. The pain is typically a pulsating type on one side of the head and many sufferers may experience nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and/or sound.
Here are seven tips to help you correct your headaches at home:
Book in for a free Complementary Assessment at Karrinyup Wellness Centre to see if we can help you and your headaches. There is no obligation to proceed with care, however, if we believe we can help you and your headache, we will complete a full body examination and assessment of your posture and spine. We utilise a wide range of techniques to help relieve headaches, as well as provide you with the information to help decrease your chances of developing headaches in the future.
Stay safe everyone!
Dr Emily Udiljak
At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.
Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.
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