All of us have experienced headaches one time or another. A nagging headache can become your worst enemy at work; not only does it affect your physical comfort, it can affect your overall productivity at work. Headaches compromise your ability to concentrate on job tasks and many sufferers have admitted to missing days from work due to severe headaches.
Tension headaches are the most common types of headaches. These are often caused by tightened muscles in the shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. If your job requires you to spend large amounts of time in a fixed position or posture, such as sitting in front of a computer, take frequent breaks to stretch. Low impact exercising and drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration are extremely beneficial as well.
While many people choose to pop an aspirin to treat the symptoms of a headache, it does not address the root cause of the problem. If you suffer from frequent tension headaches, a chiropractor can help. In addition to performing chiropractic adjustments to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves, chiropractors can offer nutritional tips, advice on posture, ergonomics, stretches, exercises and relaxation techniques to reduce or eliminate the occurrence of headaches. Not only will you feel better, you will we able to perform your work more efficiently and effectively.