Almost all of us have experienced headaches in one form or another. Tension headaches are the most common form of headaches that individuals experience. They usually occur in the neck, head, scalp, or back and are due to strain on these muscles, combined with stress. Chiropractic intervention can help with the prevention and relief of tension headaches.
Chiropractic Wellness For Headaches
Chiropractic treatment is useful for many things, but spinal manipulation has been an effective way to treat tension headaches. For those who suffer, consistent chiropractic adjustment can improve their health.
Elevate Wellness Chiropractic provides treatment for all kinds of headaches. Identifying the reason you are experiencing a headache can be hard. We will identify the problem or source of the headache and treat it! The most common thing that we find is that the spine and neck muscles are not aligned. This causes problems in the muscles and joints in the neck. This in turn causes problems with nerves, muscles, and blood supply which can be extremely frustrating and painful. Once you visit us at Elevate Wellness we can give you tips and on how often to visit us to make you feel your best.
Types of Tension Headaches
There are two main types of tension headaches:
Episodic- These types of headaches don’t happen frequently. Having less than 15 a month would be considered episodic or infrequent if you have one or less a month.
Chronic- These headaches occur more often than not. You have more headache days than non-headache days. They happen more than half the day a month for three months now.
Should I Worry About My Tension Headaches?
Tension headaches can affect your function and get in the way of daily tasks. More often than not, tension headaches are not dangerous. Tension headaches can be a sign of underlying health issues though, so treatment for the health issue may resolve the headaches as well.
Chiropractic alone can solve many disc, muscle, and joint problems on its own, but we recommend pairing it with our laser decompression program. This is especially helpful for those who experience tension and stress that causes headaches. The laser method is a non-surgical procedure that helps the body to use its natural healing capabilities. If your muscles resist, the spinal decompression machine automatically adjusts and senses the resistance and uses force and stretching to help release the tension.
Spinal alignment can cause many problems within the body including muscle weakness, worn spinal joints and sciatica pain. Elevate Wellness wants to help patients get back their full range of motion and decrease pain. You can see more explanations about Spinal Decompression here.
Lifestyle Changes To Prevent Tension Headaches
Treatment for tension headaches may require more than one method to improve. Chiropractors recommend that removing unnecessary stress from your life can help tension headaches dissipate. In many cases today, adults spend around 7-8 hours looking at a screen or down at their phones each day. Limiting the number of hours that your neck and back are in that position can help improve the tension in your muscles. If you do have to look at your computer at work, we recommend taking a break and getting up and moving around every 30-60 minutes.
How Elevate Can Help
Elevate Wellness works with patients to understand their health history and health journey. Providing recommendations combined with treatment is how we feel to best serve you. Even if you are not currently experiencing symptoms we recommend coming in for regular chiropractic care to maintain proper spine health and keep your body fully functional.
Come visit us today to be pain-free and meet our team. Contact us here.