Staring at the computer desk, it strikes again. Maybe your head feels like it’s stuck in a vice. You need relief!
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am talking about headaches!
Here is what we know about headaches:
- 47% of the general population will have AT LEAST one headache this year.
- 1 in 20 of the general population will have a headache 15 days or more this month!
- Headaches have been underestimated, under recognized, and under-treated throughout the world
- Only half of people diagnosed with headache disorders have seen a doctor and only two-thirds have been properly diagnosed!
- Most common treatment of headaches are over the counter medicine.
So not only are people who have headaches not getting care, the ones who are seeking help are being misdiagnosed and mistreated! This is a very bad situation to be in if you suffer from headaches!
There are many different types of headaches with a wide variety of symptoms – tension, pounding, fogginess, vice-like pain that constantly returns. There is a solution to the problem you just need the right diagnosis!
The stats confirm that most people with headaches either self treat with over the counter medication thinking that will solve their problem, or that their headaches are something they just can’t fix. Seeking medical helps for some, but what happens to the third that’s misdiagnosed?
An overwhelming majority (~70%) of headaches are tension headaches. The WHO (World Health Organization) identifies the problem as either stress or musculoskeletal problems in the neck. Most will feel tension or stiffness in the base of the skull or neck. Medication may provide some relief, but not fix these headaches.
Unfortunately, our modern day lifestyle has led to a pandemic of poor posture and increased stress on our neck. Think about it. How much time do you spend in a day looking down at your computer screen or phone. This sustained contraction and posture wreaks havoc on the muscles of your neck. Overtime this leads to formation of adhesion – the most common, most misdiagnosed, and mistreated condition in the human body. Adhesion in the neck gradually leads to even worse posture, decreased posture, pain, and, yes, headaches!
So how do you know if you have adhesion? The good news is that there is a very simple test that you can do to find out! Just watch the video below.
If, after watching this video, you found any part of the test to be difficult or painful, we can help! By specifically diagnosing and targeting treatment to the structures containing adhesion in the neck you can get back on track to being pain and headache free.
We pick up where others have failed. Most patients have been to several providers before finding relief in our office. If you live in the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City area and suffering with headaches and neck pain, call our office today at 319-423-0925 or request an appointment at www.thrivespineandsport.com to get answers to your problem!
Thanks for reading!