Chronic headaches- you are not alone
Headaches are among the foremost causes of lost productivity in the American workplace. And this is a terrible way to frame the problem! Let’s think about the human cost- the stress that the workplace causes is often to blame. Nonetheless, headaches are a national health problem and it’s time we addressed them in a sustainable manner.
Defining your pain
Before starting any routine to manage pain, it is important to get an accurate assessment from a medical professional. When it comes to spinal problems and structural issues in the body, a comprehensive assessment at your chiropractor’s office is a good way to get a grip on what is causing your pain. Is it related to the recovery and rehab from a traumatic injury? Or is it part of a longer cycle of chronic pain that is only now rising to the surface? Is the problem structural and easily addressed; or is it non-specific and hard to pinpoint? Pain is a fickle creature- it needs constant management. One of the best things you can start doing, and one of the most useful for your doctor, is to keep a journal of your pain. This gives us key insights into the nature of your pain.
The unfortunate truth
The truth is, our spines are under pressure from day 1. The forces that conspire to debilitate us begin the second we are subjected to gravity’s downward force. That’s why we preach and practice chiropractic for everyone, including infants. But the larger -scale demographic trends of back pain are also concerning. Let’s examine this statement, “never too young for back pain,” in a little more depth