Working from Home Is a Pain In the Neck--Literally
The human body isn’t designed to sit as much as we do. Prolonged sitting creates tension in your back and neck, which is made worse by poor posture. This tension can trigger neck pain and headaches.
Yes, Desk Jobs Can Cause Headaches
Tension causes pressure buildup, poor blood flow, and less oxygen getting to the brain. This volatile mixture can manifest into migraines as well.
Poor, headache-inducing posture can lead to neck injuries. Constantly practicing poor posture negatively impacts nerves, muscles, joints, connective tissue, and the spine. You are literally reshaping your body into that hunched state. This puts you out of physical balance and can trigger a cascade effect of health issues.
Chiropractors Are More Helpful Than Painkillers
Headache medication may help, but it won’t stop the neck pain or tension headache from coming back. You need the medical and anatomical expertise of a chiropractor.
You need to take steps to correct your posture and balance out your muscle build to support healthy posture, or else you’re going to hunch right back over. The right chiropractic care can help restore good posture, providing relief from headaches, neck and back pain.
O’Keefe Chiropractic Center in Medford Is Ready to Help Your Neck
The doctors at O’Keefe Chiropractic Center are experienced in diagnosing and treating neck and headache issues. Whether it’s muscle strain, a degenerated disc, disc herniation, or poor posture, they can find the cause of neck pain through thorough examination and evaluation.
O'Keefe Chiropractic offers decompression, manual and soft tissue therapy, and medical guidance on improving the ergonomics of time spent at your desk. The right approach for your particular triggers can help ease the strain and tension, protecting you from headaches and neck pain.
Have questions or ready to schedule an appointment? Call O’Keefe Chiropractic Center in Medford at (609) 654-4299 or go online and fill out a contact form.