Tension Headaches - Causes and Treatments

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


Causes 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, Acupuncture may reduce headaches for about 50% of people who have chronic tension-type headaches

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