Hi, there. I'm Dr. Dave Kauffman with Kauffman Chiropractic in Loveland, and today, I'm just going to give you one quick tip to try to reduce some of those pesky tension headaches that you might get at the end of the day.
We're seeing more and more people come into our practice every day for treatment of tension headaches, and one of the reasons it's a growing issue is the use of technology. Specifically, smartphones are the worst. So a lot of people, throughout their day, they're looking down at their phone. That's causing more stress and tension in the neck, which ends up putting more pressure on the muscles in the back of the head, and that can tip off a full blown tension headache. So what we want to avoid is that looking down posture.
So most people, when they use their phone throughout the day, they're looking down at their phone, they're holding it down by their sides like this. But what we want is, we want to bring that phone, that tablet, up to eye level. That's going to prevent a lot of the tension that happens in the base of the head and the tension that can build in the neck, that can build up into a full blown tension headache, that can give you a headache all the way up to the front of your head.
So if you know you're going to be on your phone for awhile, the best position to be in is laying on your back. You can lay on the floor, lay on your bed, lay on a couch, and then use your phone up at eye level, again, without putting any stress or strain on your neck while using your phone to this position.
Thanks again for watching, and if you want further help attention headaches, I have a great guide that is four steps to reducing tension headaches, and you can get it by clicking the link right down below.
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