Experience Relief from Tension Headaches by Exploring the Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Have you ever had a day when you wanted to get a lot of work done or had plans for the evening but couldn’t because you had a headache? Tension headaches can make it hard to use your time effectively, but upper cervical chiropractic care can help. Upper Cervical Chiropractors can adjust your spine and relax the muscles in your neck, which can significantly help relieve and reduce the pain caused by tension headaches.
Overview of a tension headache
A tension-type headache (TTH) is usually mild to moderate pain that feels like a tight band around your head. It’s the most common type of headache, but we don’t know exactly what causes it.
There are ways to treat tension-type headaches. It involves maintaining healthy habits, trying effective treatments that don’t involve medication, and using medication properly. It’s all about finding a balance.
Symptoms of a tension headache
- Dull and achy pain in the head
- A feeling of tightness or pressure across the forehead or on the sides and back of the head
- Sensitivity and soreness in the scalp, neck, and shoulder muscles
Tension-type headaches can be categorized into two main types: episodic (occasional) and chronic (frequent or long-lasting).
Episodic tension-type headaches
Episodic tension-type headaches can last anywhere from half an hour to a whole week. Frequent episodic tension-type headaches happen less than 15 days a month for at least three months. These frequent headaches can eventually turn into chronic headaches.
Chronic tension-type headaches
This kind of headache lasts long and can go on without stopping. If you have headaches for 15 or more days every month for at least three months, they’re called chronic.
Upper cervical chiropractic care addresses the underlying causes of tension headaches.
Tension headaches are the most common out of over 150 types of headaches. However, we…