by Joe Leavell
As noted in a previous blog post, I occasionally suffer from migraine headaches that are pretty brutal. Do I know where they come from? Yep. When I hunch over a desk, a computer, or a book for a long time it causes strain on my upper neck that will trigger eye spasms and my entire skull becoming a cramped mass of pain.
Strangely enough, I still find myself instinctively slumping forward every day. Why? If I intellectually know how to sit better and know how to keep myself from headaches, why wouldn’t I just automatically break the habit of slouching, start sitting straight, shoulders back, and do what my doctor, chiropractor, and my own mother have been telling me to do for years? The fact is, intellectual knowledge alone will never change me or stop my migraines. Knowing is a starting point, but it’s never enough.