If you suffer from headaches more than once per week, you may be experiencing tension headaches. A tension headache is often described as something “squeezing your head”, or pain on both sides of your head. Tension headaches are causes by the muscles of your shoulders, head, and neck tensing and contracting.
The root of the problem is often emotional stress and can be solved by eliminating the source of stress. However, if you have a constant source of emotional stress your muscle tension can become chronic, leading to recurring tension headaches.
Physical injury can also cause tension headaches. Injuries which set a pattern of muscle contractions can lead to chronic tension headaches.
If you “favor” a part of your body that has been injured, this causes uneven stress on your body. This uneven stress can lead to permanent changes in your posture and skeletal misalignment. Improper alignment will force your muscles to compensate for the uneven stress on your body in the form of muscle tension and contraction.
Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate and prevent tension headaches. Your chiropractor will begin with a thorough examination to find any misalignment. Chiropractic adjustment to give your body proper alignment will help prevent the recurrence of tension headaches.
Often patients with chronic headaches will find relief through chiropractic in just a few treatments, as muscles relax and nerve irritation is reduced.
Your chiropractor on the Outer Banks, Dr. Craig McGiffin, can help you with your headaches. Dr. Craig has years of experience helping patients with tension headaches and migraines, and he can help you return to your healthy, headache-free life.
Call Dr. Craig McGiffin at his Clearview Wellness Center today to get rid of your tension headache.