An Empowered Fix for Your Headaches!
Have you ever experienced a debilitating headache? If so, you are not alone.
More than 8 million Americans visit their doctor for complaints of headache each year. Estimates say that headache disorders are the third highest cause of years lost due to disability worldwide, making headaches a common disorder of personal suffering and economic loss.
The most common type of headache is a tension or cervicogenic headache. This type of headache is related to musculoskeletal issues and is associated with posture, stress and tight muscles. For some people this only happens occasionally, and for others it happens chronically. The good news about this type of headache is that it can be significantly improved with our Soma Science℠ approach to postural correction that includes stretching and strengthening exercises.
Think about it, the average American spends about 7.5 hours every day looking at their tv, computer, smartphone and/or tablet, usually while sitting. Yikes! During this time, if you are somewhat average, you probably get lost in your work and your posture devolve as you sit into a posture with a rounded back and stooped shoulders, leaving you with a forward head and neck. Having your head in that forward position is like having a bowling bal on the end of a fishing pole. Gravity takes it’s toll! This leads to increased compression throughout your spine, shortening of muscles in the front of your body over time, straining the muscles in the back of your body and jamming up your neck and mid-back. This often is the reason for your headaches.
At Well Effect®, we teach how to correctly stretch muscles of the front of your body and strengthen the muscles along the spine in a manner that helps to balance your body. This along with taking breaks and sitting less throughout your day can significantly help decrease headaches. Our clients report a dramatic decrease in the frequency and intensity of their headaches using our Soma Science℠ approach. And it’s simpler than you think!
You don’t have to be in bed with a headache unable to move! You can take the simple steps with posture to help manage the pain and prevent further headaches from occurring. Here at Well Effect® we provide you with a toolbox of skills to self manage your symptoms and to help you live a pain free life!
John Jamesapollos and Emily Dallos
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