Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches

by Jan 27, 2020

Tension headaches can take over your day. The pounding pain, the overwhelming ache, and the inability to get rid of a headache can impact your work, your day-to-day activities and can even result in you missing out on events that you otherwise would have enjoyed. All you want to know is how you can find relief. So, is treatment with chiropractic care for tension headaches effective?

What Are The Causes of Tension Headaches?

The exact cause of a tension headache is unknown and can vary from person to person. But there are a few common factors that tend to lead to developing a tension headache.

  • Stress
  • Impaired sleep
  • Skipping meals
  • Vision problems or eye strain
  • Overexertion
  • Muscle strain
  • Poor posture

Common Treatment for Tension Headaches

Treatments for tension headaches can vary as well but some of the most common treatments are medication, chiropractic care, massage therapy, exercise, and stress management.

Medication for Tension Headaches

The first course of treatment for most people is over the counter pain relievers. In some cases, you may find temporary relief from tension headaches with medication. But unfortunately, medication does not always provide relief and in the end, it’s only targeting the symptoms. In order to find long-term relief from tension headaches, you must target the cause of your headache and form a plan of attack from there.

Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches

Chiropractic, however, addresses the tension that causes the headaches and has been proven an effective treatment in various research studies.

Chiropractic Treatments Include

  • Spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system
  • Focused myofascial release (massage) to relax the muscles
  • Prescriptive Exercise Plan
  • Recommendations on lifestyle changes and stress management

How Moyer Total Wellness Can Help

Moyer Total Wellness believes in improving your health from all avenues. We have a team of skilled chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and personal trainers to walk alongside you in your journey to live a life free of pain and tension headaches.

Ready to treat your headaches? Contact Moyer Total Wellness today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

Post originally written May 10, 2012 by Dr Randy Moyer. Edited January 27, 2020 by Nicole Morrison.

Photo Credit: Canva

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