It seems as though what ever the reason people come to Taunton Health for they almost always have neck problems which can just be limited to neck pain but is often associated with headaches.
When someone tells me they have neck pain and headaches the first and most important place that I start looking at is their spine.
And do you think I find perfect spinal alignment and good movement in the joints of the neck?
Not surprisingly, no. There is a strong correlation between a mis-aligned spine and restricted movement with neck pain and headaches.
So what is the cause of these problems? How many hours a day do you spend on a computer, looking down at a phone, reading, looking down at your lunch? You are spending most of the day sat down and looking down.
Your spine is literally reshaping and after years and years of being in this position, not surprisingly you get neck pain and headaches.
It’s unrealistic to expect you to stop using a computer or phone for the rest of your life so the other thing you can do is be pro-active about getting your spine fixed so that it is re-aligned and moving optimally.
Before you start googling posture exercises you need to fully understand what shape your spine is in and how that relates to your symptoms.
Is your spine in a scoliosis, kyphosis, hyper-lordosis? Does it have excessive spondylosis or a radiculopathy? The best approach for you to get the best advice is to visit a trained professional who is able to assess, analyse and be able to explain to you exactly what is happening to your spine.