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How Chiropractic Can Help with Tension Headaches

chiropractic for tension headaches

Tension headaches can occur for many reason – stress, sickness, and often a misaligned spine. Instead of reaching to the medicine cabinet for pain killers, it is important to treat the root of the problem. An experienced chiropractor can relieve spinal misalignments for long-term care.

What are Tension Headaches?

Tension headaches are the most common headaches due to a misaligned spine. If you experience pain from a tension headache, you will feel a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. A common cause of a tension headache is subluxations in the upper back and neck. A trained chiropractor can adjust your upper back and neck to relieve the misalignment in your spine that is causing your headaches.

The American Association of Chiropractic suggests methods to prevent headaches:

  • Many people spend large amounts of time in fixed positions, such as sitting in front of a computer. Take a break every 30 minutes to an hour to stretch. These stretches will realign your spine to a natural position.
  • Engage in low-impact exercise if you are suffering from intense headaches, such as walking.
  • Avoid teeth clenching. The tension results in stress at the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) – the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull – leading to TMJ irritation and a form of tension headaches.

Dr. Funk Chiropractic are experienced chiropractors in Roseville, California. Contact us if you are experiencing headaches. We can help realign your spine to relieve your headaches.

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