Tension headaches are one of the leading types of headaches. We are still unsure of a direct cause for this particular headache. However, there are some factors that we have seen to contribute to this condition. Some of which include; poor sleep, sinus problems, stress, dehydration, and poor posture.
We understand how symptoms of tension headaches can feel like a dull, constant throbbing. It also has the potential to cause a sensation of tension behind your eyes and also a feeling of strain on neck and facial muscles.
Tension Headaches and Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care has the potential to reduce symptom and provide relief for headaches. We look at releasing areas that are contributing to tension around the neck and head. By addressing the cause of spinal stress, it assists with muscle and nerve release, which have the ability to cause a headache.
As well as the tension we as Chiropractors can help you with your posture, provide insight with sleeping positions. This may be beneficial in assisting headache suffers find relief.
Tips to Avoid Tension Headaches
Clenched Teeth: Excess grinding and clenching of teeth can be a contributor to headaches. Try and be cautious that this behaviour doesn’t become a habit. We suggest talking to your chiropractor or doctor so they can assist with relieving jaw tension.
Posture: Posture is an important factor that can lead to neck and nerve issues. It’s important to monitor your posture to make sure you’re not slouching or having forward neck carriage.
Identify habits that trigger headaches: Can you identify anything that is leading to your headaches? Is it your posture? Teeth grinding? Tight neck? By identifying triggers we are able to think of ways to address these problems.
Talk to your Chiropractor to discuss the topic of tension headaches. Or simply book online or over the phone (02) 9588 7000.