Is postural dysfunction causing your migranes?

Are you having migraines or frequent headaches? Do you have a desk job and have a tight neck?

Often times, jobs that encourage a slouched posture also contribute to headaches, neck pain, back pain, migraines, neck spasms, and much more. It is very important to be drinking lots of water and stretching regularly.

The most important thing is to start working on solving the cause of these symptoms by working to improve your posture.

Step 1: Stretch the pectoralis major muscle. Standing in a door frame, put your arm at 90 degrees so your forearm is against the door frame. Step forward with the inside leg, making sure to keep your head up, shoulders back, and chest up. Hold this for 1-2 minutes each side.

Step 2: Work on back strength. You can start with doing rows using just a theraband attached to a door. Grabbing both handles of the theraband, put your arms up at 90 degrees, and pull back while pinching your shoulder blades together. Do 2-3 sets of 8-12 times.

It is really important to remind yourself throughout the day to sit or straighten up. If a migraine or headache comes along try some hydrotherapy at home by creating a warm footbath and putting a cold towel around your neck. This encourages the blood flow down into the feet and away from the head.

Migraine or not!!! You have options, do not let these migraines control you!!