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Posted on 09-19-2012
Poor posture or spinal misalignment. If your desk, chair and monitor force you to slump or hold your head well forward of your chest, the resulting strain on your neck muscles can trigger a tension headache. Chronic spinal misalignments can stress a pain-sensitive membrane at the base of the skull.
Allergies. If you are allergic to certain foods, your body will respond with a variety of symptoms, including headache pain. Airborne particulate matter such as perfume, toxins or pollen can also cause an “allergy headache.” Migraines can also be triggered by non-allergic reactions to certain food products such as MSG, chocolate and aged cheese.
Stress. Emotional and physical stresses seem to play an important role in triggering or aggravating a headache. Taking care of the body including proper rest, nutrition and relaxation techniques is important to help keep tension headaches at bay.
Bring your headache to Dr. Samantha Stuart DC, PC. Our Portland chiropractor can use postural correction, massage therapy and other therapies to relax tight muscles and improve nerve signaling, which normalizes your blood pressure to help prevent migraines. Our methods can even eliminate those troublesome allergies. Try it for yourself -- you have nothing to lose but your headache!
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