Headaches are a Pain in the Neck! 

This 3-year study into back pain across the globe published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet reports that our current treatments for back pain are lacking in evidence of effectiveness. See article below

LANCET ARTICLE low back pain

This research paper [below] shows how the Psoas Major Muscle exerts huge compression and sheer forces on our low spine resulting in crumpling and severely shearing the lumbar spine.

Anatomy and biomechanics of psoas major

Bad Posture and Headaches

If you are experiencing Headaches or Neck Pain, then maybe you need to look at your whole posture: not just your neck posture. Because if your Pelvis is not level and you have a short leg and your trunk is in a forward head position, then just treating your neck will only give short term results for your headaches.

How Does Our Posture Change

Our Posture changes through and because of the compression of our postural muscles. Our postural muscles sit deep inside and attach to our low spine.

Why Is It Important To Have Good Cervical Spine Support In Bed

Our neck needs to have optimal support when we are in bed. So having a posture pillow is vital to give our neck the support it needs. Without this, our neck will be tilted to one side or the other creating bad alignment and jamming up the cervical vertebral bodies.  These are the structures that when jammed up will cause headaches.

There are two positions to avoid in Bed

The worst is laying on your stomach with your neck twisted to the side – this position winds up your neck joints putting pressure on the nerves in your neck.  This position can lead to neck issues, headaches and even pins and needles into your arms and fingers.

The other position is side lying with a pillow that is too low or does not support your neck at all, this is also going to lead to over-stretching the joints and ligaments of the neck.

The sleeping posture in your neck should be with the neck joints in neutral with good support in the side lying position.

With a good Posture pillow there is good support in the side lying position and back lying position.

The posture is well supported on the neck leading to better sleep and less chance of damage to the joints and nerves in the neck.

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