Tension Headaches – Causes and Relief

Tension headaches account for 90% of all headaches types. Tension in the muscles and joints of the neck, shoulders and head can cause nerve irritation, which may lead to headaches.

Tension headache relief Windsor Ontario Huron Church ChiropracticCauses of tension headaches

  • Physical and emotional stress
  • Poor posture
  • ‘Forward head posture’ from working on computers or spending significant time on electronic devices

Relief for tension headaches

  • Medication – although the most common treatment, it only provides temporary relief and is not treating the ‘problem’ and may have undesirable side effects.
  • Chiropractic Adjustments – reduces tension in the muscles and joints of the neck and back, helping to alleviate nerve irritation.
  • Massage Therapy – relieves muscle tension in the neck, shoulders and back muscles.
  • Acupuncture – a recent study reports, ‘A significant proportion of patients with tension-type headache benefited from acupuncture… Acupuncture was well tolerated, and improvements lasted several months after completion of treatment.

If you suffer from tension headaches – treat the problem, don’t mask the symptoms. We have offer natural therapies that can help. Please call our office for an appointment or for more information – 519-258-8544

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