Few things are more frustrating than dealing with a bad back. Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a few months back after I sprained my back lifting my baby. It was absolutely debilitating, but I knew that I was going to have to live with it. I kept trying to clean my house, look after my kids, and handle my daily chores, but the pain just kept getting worse. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended a great chiropractor that could help. He adjusted my back and things started to get better. This blog is all about the benefits of working with a professional.
If you begin having frequent headaches at work or once you get home from your job, it may be the muscles in your neck that are the problem. Work that requires holding your head and neck in one position for long periods of time can cause inflammation of the neck muscles, which result in your headaches. A visit with your local chiropractor will get rid of the head and neck pain associated with the muscle stress. Here is what is happening in your neck to cause those headaches and how your chiropractor will help relieve your pain.
Exhausted Muscles are to Blame
This is a type of repetitive use injury in which the muscles in your neck become stressed due to being in one position for a long time without breaks. The muscle fibers become exhausted and begin to contract. Your neck will feel stiff as inflammation sets in. The inflammation decreases circulation in the neck muscles, further compounding the situation.
Many nerves leave the spine in the upper neck area and travel into your head. The inflamed neck muscles irritate those nerves, causing the frequent headaches you experience. The goal of a chiropractic treatment is to get the neck muscles to relax, increase the circulation and reduce inflammation. This will relieve the pressure on the nerves and stop your headaches.
Treatment of Stiff and Inflamed Neck Muscles
Your chiropractor may offer a variety of treatment approaches to relax those tense neck muscles. You may need a combination of these approaches to finally get relief from your headaches.
17 December 2015