Headaches


 

How it feels

A tension headache can range from a dull ache to sharp pain.  It can be felt as surface pain from  tense  muscles in the region of the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) to the upper regions of the neck and down into your shoulders.  The pain may  change with chewing, yawning or swallowing.   Other headaches may feel like they are deeper in the head, and may be related to restricted blood flow, dehydration,  vision, or a number of other dysfunctions.  If you have a prolonged headache, you should always seek medical advice.
 

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Tension headaches often start in the neck muscles and spread from there.  Tension headaches may also be pain associated with TMJ dysfunction (faulty bite) or tension/grinding of the teeth.  In either case, the headache is due to muscle tension and spasms. 

Most people carry their head forward of their shoulders (head forward posture) and this causes undue stress on your upper back and neck muscles.  For every inch your head drifts forward of your shoulders, the weight of your head doubles.  With an average head weighing 12 lb.  you can see how a 3 inch head forward posture (36 lb.) really gives your neck muscles a workout even when you're trying to relax.

Some medical professionals believe headaches can come from adhesions in the craniosacral system.  The Dura is  the  membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal chord.  Adhesions cause tension which causes local or referred pain. 

Poor posture is a significant contributor to headaches.   

 


Headaches are often muscle pain.

 

 

 

Typical "Head Forward" posture causing the jaw to drift forward.   The jaw may also drift laterally.

How to eliminate the pain

For most common tension headaches and neck pain, a good massage may be  the most logical place to start to get rid of the pain. Improving your posture and bringing the head back over the spine quickly takes the pressure off the neck muscles that so often hurt way past the base of the scull.  Posture improvement often offers more unexpected benefits.  When posture is corrected properly from the foundation up,  not only will you look more erect from the side, but your body will be more symmetrical in the frontal plane (seen from the front or back).  This has the potential for improving your bite and removing the tension patterns and sympathy pain from muscles around the TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint)  and your temples.  A more symmetrical bite will also influence your upper body posture and may help reduce tension on the Dura (membrane surrounding the brain and spine).

Reducing hyperpronation is a key to posture improvement.

If you work in front of a computer all day, you need to be particularly aware of your head posture.  Bifocals will  make your computer posture worse.  Ask your eye doctor for "computer glasses".

 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause headaches.

 

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Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including headaches.

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