How to Treat & Prevent Tension Headaches

How to Treat & Prevent Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are a very common type of headache that many of us have probably experienced at some point. They usually feel like an achy, dull type of head pain or like a tight band is wrapped around the head. The pain can be located anywhere on the skull. Often, patients describe tension headaches as a tightness that starts in the neck and shoulders and then creeps up into the head. But, there are ways to treat & prevent tension headaches.

If you’re experiencing tension headaches, Dr. Murphy with Stamford Spine explains that there are ways that chiropractic care can help you.

What causes tension headaches?

Experts aren’t entirely sure. In practice I have found them to come from chronic tightness or tension in the neck and shoulder muscles, poor posture or a period of increased stress.

How do I know if I’m experiencing a tension headache?

Describe the symptoms you are experiencing to a medical professional so that they can diagnose the problem.

Is there a way to prevent tension headaches?

Yes, if the main trigger for your tension headache is coming from tightness in your neck and shoulder muscles or poor posture, you can receive treatment to prevent tension headaches.

How can you treat & prevent tension headaches using chiropractic care?

We can do chiropractic adjustments to the neck and upper back. Stretching is another option for treatment, as is deep tissue massage. Postural improvement and exercises can also to treat & prevent tension headaches when the patient does them regularly.

Learn more!

If you are looking to have your tension headaches treated using chiropractic care, call Stamford Spine at (203) 580-3232.

Find information here about what to expect during your first visit. Initial visits last one hour so that we have time to thoroughly assess your complaints and determine the best course of action. This initial evaluation helps us to determine the specific cause of your symptoms. From there, we can develop a unique treatment plan tailored to helping you heal as quickly as possible.

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