I booked an initial assessment of Physio and it was during this appointment that I was told migraines are often blamed on hormones when they can often be prevented with improved posture. Posture? I was a bit dubious! After all, wouldn’t the doctor have mentioned this?
However, her comment struck a chord with me. At almost 6 foot I have always slouched or stooped. A throwback from school I suppose, from failed attempts to hide away and prevent the bullying. Then I started work in the mid 80’s, one desk job followed another, where it would appear I picked up some pretty nasty habits. Then there’s my more recent evening habit of putting my feet up beside me on the sofa. Tut!
“But surely it couldn’t be as easy as adjusting my posture?” I hear you say!
I was told that I had the worst case of stiffness of the mid back that was seen that year. That didn’t sound good. But with the combination of the Physio's magic touch; doing the exercises I was taught; and following her advice about the equipment I should use at my desk, I have now gone migraine free!
I’m keen to avoid the migraines returning, so I am being very careful about my posture, and doing the daily exercises diligently. When you see me next, and you see me slouching… you have my permission to tell me off!
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