11 Sep September 11, 2019

Decreasing Tension Headaches

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Bottom Line:

Every one of us can benefit from reducing the stress in our daily lives. Between family, work, and the latest political thread on social media, the stress can be overwhelming! Chronic everyday stress can also significantly impact our brains and bodies, causing everything from fatigue and depression to debilitating headaches. 

Why it Matters:


Headaches caused by stress are often classified as tension-type headaches. Pain at the base of the skull that starts in the neck and wraps around to the front of the head is common with tension headaches. Research has shown that Chiropractic care effectively treats and corrects the cause of these headaches, providing both relief from symptoms and lasting results. In fact, in addition to reducing tension in the muscles supporting your neck, this type of care can also improve your range of motion and reduce your overall feeling of stress.

-Chronic stress can contribute to tension headaches.

-Chiropractic care is one of the best ways to reduce stress in your musculoskeletal system and spine.

-Chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the frequency, severity, and intensity of tension headaches. 

Next Steps: 

You don’t necessarily need to make drastic changes to your life to reduce your daily stress level. Picking up a new hobby, taking a few minutes to read before bed, incorporating mindfulness meditation into your routine, or enjoying an activity like yoga can all help.

Science Source(s): 

Do Manual Therapy Techniques Have a Positive Effect on Quality of Life in People with Tension-Type Headache? A Randomized Controlled Trial. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. February 2016

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