How does posture create headaches?

Innate human posture does not look like someone spending eight hours slumped in front of a computer screen, concentrating so hard they forget to ever stretch or rest. But for many people in the Fremont area, this is their postural reality, and it is not doing them any good! Posture is the position of the body, as all of its moving parts relate to each other. For many people this is an unconscious state of being that has devolved into a lazy, unsupportive position that puts uneven pressure on the body, causing pain and even headache.  

It works like this: your drive to get the job done has suckered you into slouching. You don’t realize it, but if a picture were taken of you at that very moment, you would see yourself in a very harmful position: head and chin leaned forward, shoulders scrunched and back rounded. All the weight of your head is now straining your neck and shoulder muscles creating painful spasms that refer pain to the nerves in your head. This is an example of how posture can influence headaches.

Fortunately, posture is in your control. If you are like most people, improving posture on your own may be difficult or daunting. This is where we step in; at Scorca Chiropractic Center, we provide you with an examination that determines whether muscle tightness, misalignment and structural weakness may be caused by poor posture. It is important to correctly diagnose your postural faults before attempting to correct them. We address muscle strain and misalignment with chiropractic adjustment and massage therapy to heal any damage that has been caused.  By consulting you on workplace and lifestyle habits, we can form an accurate picture of your posturing throughout the day and make suggestions to help you institute easy, healthy changes.

We are dedicated to helping you improve your poor posture to relieve unnecessary pain and dysfunction. By making you aware of how your posture creates problems, we can institute a plan that will effect musculoskeletal balance, putting minimal stress on the joints and relieving headache pain. Call our office in Fremont at (510) 656-9077.

Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C. 

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