Tension Headaches Are a Pain!
Tension headaches are one of the most common headaches among adults. The main symptoms are pain on both sides of the head and/or in the front or back of the head. The pain can be throbbing in nature. Women are twice as likely to suffer from tension headaches as men.
If your tension headaches persist for more than three months, they are considered to be chronic. Chronic tension headaches may be constant and almost always present, but the pain intensity may vary throughout the day.
Tension headaches are usually associated with neck pain. If the cervical bones of your neck are misaligned, or not moving properly, it can cause nerve and joint irritation which is the cause of a tension headache.
Taking over-the-counter pain medication may help ease the pain a little. But the problem with taking these types of medication is they can cause harm to the gastrointestinal tract and intestinal linings. Many people end up with ulcer side-effect problems caused by taking headache medications.
Chiropractic care utilizes drug-free care to help patients achieve headache pain relief. Adjustments allow realignment and restoration of proper motion in the cervical bones. This reduces pain and results in the improvement of tension headache frequency and intensity.
Chiropractors may also use other methods of care to accelerate pain relief, such as cold packs, deep muscle pressure, and stretching of the neck. Chiropractors will also share easy, corrective exercises you can perform to improve upper body posture.
If you’re suffering from tension headaches, put away that medicine bottle and call our office! (585)889-3280.