The body has a remarkable capacity to compensate for stress and injuries but we can only take so much.
Today's modern lifestyle often causes problems in the neck and shoulder area. Poor work and computer posture, repetitive tasks, stress and disuse of the full range of motion of the neck can all cause pain, discomfort and muscle tension in the neck, shoulders and at the base of the skull. A history of accidents, injuries and poor posture can further increase the stress and strain in the neck area. These problems may also be associated with frequent headaches due to irritation of nerves in the upper neck region.
Headaches are very common! Because they are so common, most people think it is normal to have headaches- NOT TRUE! Painkillers might give some relief from your headaches, but they do not address the reason why you are having a headache.
There are many different types of headaches. Tension headaches have been shown to account for up to 80% of all headaches and are often associated with our hectic lifestyle and stress. Migraines can be very debilitating and disturbing, some symptoms may include visual and hearing disturbances, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, even vomiting. Dizzy spells can occur as part of migraine symptoms, with headaches or on their own with no other associated symptoms.
It is extremely common that headaches and dizziness can be related to spinal dysfunction and stress on the cranium. Dr. Oquist has extensive training in gentle techniques specifically for headaches.