A male in his 40’s presented to Caulfield Family Chiropractic complaining of severe headaches and neck pain. At the time he saw us at Caulfield Family Chiropractic, the headaches and neck pain had been present for around 4 days or so. The pain was relentless and had stayed constant over the previous few days with no signs of going away. The headaches were causing the patient to have a poor night’s sleep, resulting in the patient feeling very tired and fatigued. The pain and tiredness were significantly affecting his ability to perform regular activities throughout the day.
A thorough history and examination was performed by one of the chiropractors at Caulfield Family Chiropractic the patient to assess where the headaches were coming from. Examination by the chiropractor at Caulfield Family Chiropractic revealed significant forward head and shoulder posture, as well as joint restriction, muscle spasm and tenderness in the neck and mid back. Applying pressure to the patient’s neck reproduced the headache symptoms. It was noted that the patient worked at a desk on a computer, which likely contributed to his slouched posture.
During the first week of treatment, the patient’s headaches had completely resolved, and by the second week the neck pain had too.the patient now reports being able to sleep properly at night and does not feel limited at all.
The patient is now taking a pro-active approach to care, focusing on improving posture and reducing all aggravating factors to help prevent the headaches occurring again.
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