Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and are characterized by a steady ache in both sides of the the head and/or neck. People describe tension headaches as feeling like a tight band is around the head. Although the pain is usually mild to moderate, these headaches can make it more difficult to have a positive and productive day. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be very effective for treating tension headaches.
Tension headaches occur when the muscles in the head and neck region become tense. This is triggered by a variety of stressors such as stress or anxiety, depression, or injury to the head. Seeing a chiropractor regularly will improve your spinal alignment which will reduce and prevent the tension causing that pain. A properly aligned spine will also allow your blood to circulate more freely which can in turn reduce the inflammation that leads to these headaches. Additionally, regular chiropractic care can decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines.
If you experience frequent headaches, chiropractic care may provide the relief you are looking for. These adjustments allow you to treat the actual cause of the headache rather than simply getting treatment for the symptom of pain.