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Tension Headaches

Relieve Tension Headaches with Chiropractic Care

Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. A tension headache is experienced as mild to intense pain felt on both sides of your head. Some people describe tension headaches as feeling as if there is a tight band wrapped around the head. If you are looking for relief from tension headaches, Jacksonville Chiropractic is ready to assist you. Our chiropractor has years of experience providing Jacksonville, NC residents with chiropractic care for tension headache relief.


What Are Tension Headaches?

Tension headaches occur when muscles in your scalp, neck, or behind your eyes contract or become tense. You might experience mild, moderate, or intense pain behind your eyes, behind your head, and in your neck. In most cases, you feel a dull ache from both sides of your head. Tension headaches may come and go. Sometimes, a tension headache is chronic and does not go away. Women are more likely to suffer from tension headaches than men, though anyone can experience them.

What Causes Tension Headaches?

Muscle tension in the head, neck, or shoulders can cause tension headaches. These muscles can become stiff for different reasons, including:

  • Stress
  • Poor sitting, standing, or sleeping posture
  • Head injury
  • Exhaustion

The most common cause of tension headaches is holding your head in one position for long hours. For example, working on a computer or driving for hours can cause tension headaches.  Sleeping all night with your neck in an uncomfortable position can also lead to tension headaches. 

Other triggers for tension headaches include:

  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Inadequate sleep
  • Sinus infection
  • Flu
  • Excessive alcohol, smoking, or caffeine use
  • A sedentary lifestyle

Chiropractic Care To Relieve Tension Headaches

Chiropractic care is a natural remedy for tension headaches. Instead of taking medicines that pose harmful side effects, chiropractic care will restore the natural alignment of your body, reducing tension and eliminating tension headaches. Our chiropractor is uniquely trained to locate and address the root cause of your tension headaches, whether it’s an injury or lifestyle issue.

Chiropractic care uses a combination of spinal manipulations, including massages and physical therapy, and lifestyle counseling to treat and prevent future tension headaches. Our chiropractor addresses your diet, lifestyle habits, and any underlying injuries to determine the root cause of your tension headaches. After the source of your discomfort has been identified, a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs will be created.

Contact Our Chiropractor in Jacksonville, NC for Tension Headache Treatment

For more information on tension headaches or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Jacksonville Chiropractic & Auto Injury Clinic today at (910) 455-6696.


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