Mission ChiropracticTension Headaches
Characterized as a dull ache or persistent pain that encompasses the head and typically surrounds the eyes, a tension headache will gradually increases in intensity and may become chronic lasting up to 15 days or more per month. While virtually everyone will most likely experience some form of problem headaches within a lifetime, persistent tension headaches can worsen over time and have a significantly negative impact on your quality of life. Mission Chiropractic chiropractors provide thorough evaluations and licensed chiropractic treatments that address the source of your problem without drugs or medications and offer lasting relief.
Causes of Tension Headaches
Although the precise cause behind tension headaches is difficult to pinpoint scientifically, research and case studies reveal that tension headaches can be triggered by a range of stressors that can include anything from eating certain foods, performing repetitive strenuous activity, staring at a computer screen for too long and, most commonly, juggling the demands of a hectic and stressful lifestyle. What is clear however is that when we experience these triggers on a persistent basis, the head and neck region are susceptible to muscle contractions which create pain. Tension headaches can be classified and experienced in a variety of ways.
Symptoms of Tension Headaches:
- Persistent dull pain across the forehead, sides and the back of the head
- Tightness or a feeling of pressure in the head
- Tenderness of the scalp
- Muscle aches
- Difficulty with concentration
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound
- Difficulty with appetite or eating
Tension Headache Triggers
Tension headaches can be triggered for a variety of reasons that include stress, repetitive movement, poor posture, unhealthy eating and lack of sleep and/or anxiety. Excessive use of alcohol and recreational drugs, jaw clenching, depression and fatigue are also indicated as contributors to problems with tension headaches. Mission Chiropractic specialists provide drug-free, safe and effective chiropractic care and work in conjunction with any other health professional you may already be working with. In addition, our certified practitioners offer clients realistic and customized lifestyle recommendations that can help to eliminate chronic tension headache problems and improve functioning and performance.
Non-Invasive and Drug Free Treatment for Tension Headaches
In addition to recommended lifestyle changes, Mission Chiropractic chiropractors provide spinal adjustments to realign the spine and vertebrae along with massage therapy and other techniques within a personalized and completely tailored chiropractic care plan. Spinal manipulations are geared toward bringing the neck and upper back into alignment thereby relaxing the muscles in the neck and head to relieve stress and promote relaxation.
Consult with a qualified Mission Chiropractic chiropractor for a complete consultation and accurate diagnosis. We design tailored treatment plans that are customized to each client and to eliminate and provide safe and effective relief for any tension headache problem.
Our experienced and caring chiropractors offer spinal manipulations and alignments that address the source of a tension headache problem in addition to any other condition you may have including:
- Migraine headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Headache trigger points
- Tension headaches
- Sinus headaches
- Rebound headaches
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