The January Blues Can Be a Pain in the Neck!

Is January becoming a pain in the neck? Or a headache to deal with, even? If you are feeling those aches and pains more so at this time of the year, it could be down to the January blues.

When your mood is low, or you’re feeling downbeat and lethargic, you are more likely to slump or slouch. And when you sit in this position, knots form in the neck muscles, which release chemicals that can make nerves more sensitive to pain. This can cause pain to be felt in the head, (known as a tension headache) resulting in a similar sensation to a tight, pressing pain on both sides of the head. According to our Southend chiropractor, tension headaches are the most common type of headache and about 80 % of tension headaches are caused by muscles in the neck.

So watch how you’re sitting and try your best not to slouch!