When your head starts hurting, do you ever think about your back?
Do you wonder why your head is hurting? Do you notice that your back aches, or feels tight, at or around the same time? Are your shoulders tight, too?
Here’s how it works, in a nutshell. If we get out of balance – if our posture gets out of neutral – then our back will start to complain. If we are doing some form of poor posture, like slouching, our back won’t like it. It gets overstretched. The muscles in our back will then get tight, or contract, to keep from becoming way too overstretched.
Since our body is all one unit, when one area is tight it will pull on other areas. When the tight back muscles pull on our shoulders, the shoulder muscles get tight, too. And guess where the shoulders and back muscles pull? Why, on your neck and head, of course.
And then you have a headache.
There is a simple solution to all of this. All you have to do is correct your posture so you don’t get back strain or headaches.
It might not sound so simple to you, but it really is! We used to be in balance when we were toddlers, and we can get back into balance again.
Basically, all we need to do is strengthen our back muscles – the muscles on the back side of our body. When they are strong, they are much less likely to get overstretched, and they won’t contract in retaliation. And then, our back muscles won’t pull on our heads, and viola!
We won’t get a headache.
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