Have you ever all of a sudden had a head or muscle tension hit that you have no idea what could have brought it on. The reason may be as simple as something you do every day can really be a pain trigger.
Dr. Kavita Mariwall, dermatologist from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital New York City, New York, recently had revealed five triggers in your daily task that you may not know can cause these triggers.
The wallet can be a real pain and we are not talking the money aspect. Keeping your wallet in your back pocket can be a real pain by producing shooting pains down the leg. If you wallet holds a lot of stuff causing it to be rather bulging, it can put your spine out of alignment.
Cheese and wine can bring on those headaches. Those aged cheeses like mozzarella, feta and even Parmesan contain tyramine. It is well noted for its ability to cause headaches and can also be found in processed meats and beverages. Red wine also triggers headaches due to the fact it contains tannis.
Your work space does contain some dangers. Computers and typing can cause overuse injuries. If you spend numerous hours at a desk, check out the setup. A chair that is not positioned correctly can strain your back and give you a pain in the neck. If you type a lot you can be at risk for carpal tunnel. Headaches can stem from eyestrain, such as a dimly lit screen or too many hours at the screen without giving time for your eyes to relax.
The way you sleep can bring on those pains. If you sleep on your stomach you run a risk of twisting your neck to the point of hyper extension. Those that sleep on their side with one arm over head for many hours can strain the shoulder.
Smart phone may be smart but add to the pain. All of that web surfing and text messaging can place a lot of wear and tear on your thumbs. Practitioners have observed arthritis of the thumb in people as young as thirty.
If you experience chest pains, like that old adage of an elephant on your chest go to the emergency room immediately, it could be a sign of a heart attack.
There are alternative practitioners that do not use medications which can help you relieve those aches and pains for headaches, back pain, hand pain, sore shoulder and general aches.
Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions which are caused by dysfunctioning of the joints and the effects of the nervous system.
Chiropractic care uses hands on manual adjustments to joints of the spine and extremities. Incorrect functioning of the spine can irritate nerves that control posture and movement. Spinal nerve stress can produce numerous problems including discomfort, pain and even disease.
Chiropractors can treat an array of problems besides neck and back pain. Among the conditions are arthritis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel, headaches, migraines and asthma.
Chinese medicine using acupuncture and herbs can treat many conditions and has been known to help when conventional medicine has failed.
Acupuncture just like chiropractic is used also as preventive medicine and practice regular check ups to make sure all systems are running.
Acupuncture treats numerous conditions such as sinusitis, high blood pressure, PMS, menopause, Lupus, anxiety, arthritis and much more.
Massage therapy is also a very popular therapy used today. It can relieve muscle tension, fluid retention, muscle spasms, aches, pains and stiffness. It also provides improved circulation, general flexibility, improved range of motion and more tissue elasticity.
There are several types of massage therapy for different conditions. The most commonly used one is Swedish massage. Sources:
Internet Health Library
A & L Chiropractic Center