There are a lot of triggers that can cause headaches such as lifestyle choices, underlying health conditions, genetic, postural, etc.
In mostly 95% of headache cases, the headaches are the result of muscle tension in the neck and/or upper back.
This is due to the patient spending long hours in one fixed position, such as when working or studying.
If the static position is required due to work, studying, etc., force yourself to get up and move around every 30 minutes to do some light stretching or walk around.
Another thing to take notice is avoiding heavy exercises if you are prone to dull throbbing headaches.
Some people tend to clench their teeth during exercise, but this shouldn’t be done since it will cause stress to the joints in the jaw.
Dehydration is also another big trigger for headaches so remind yourself to drink water throughout the day to keep hydrated.
If the headache persists, make an appointment with Dr. Yoon at Yoon Family Chiropractic.
Spinal adjustments are an effective way to treat headaches originating from the neck and/or upper back.
Once the misaligned vertebrae are back into position, the headache pain may subside.