I have been struggling with neck pain and headaches until recently. The neck pain came on first, most likely because I sit and stare at a computer all day for most days of the week. Not that the view from my cubicle isn’t great, but there’s just not that much else to look at when I’m at work. Over a few month period I could notice the neck pain more and more until it became pretty constant about 2 months ago. Around that same time I started getting headaches above and behind my eyes. Those lasted most of my day starting about an hour after I got to work and going away only when I went to bed. I figured the headaches were just stress from work.
I finally broke down and listened to my wife who had been telling me to go see her Chandler chiropractor. He did an exam and took some x-rays of my neck. He jokingly told me I had “computer neck” which he explained was when the normal curve of the neck straightens out and that can cause stress on the muscles and even the spinal cord. He said that in itself could definitely be causing the neck pain and headaches. He must have been right because after only a couple treatments the headaches are gone and the neck is feeling much better. Feel free to check out ApexMedicalAZ if you’re dealing with these types of issues.