Combat Tension Headaches with Positive Spinal Health
You may think that tension headaches are just a normal part of everyday life. However, this is not the case. Regular headache sufferers may turn to over-the-counter medications to combat the problem. Unfortunately, this only provides a temporary solution and consistent use of the medications can result in side effects.
Chiropractic care, on the other hand, can provide a long-term, natural solution. The professional team at Symmetry Health Center in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, CA has been helping tension headache sufferers for years. We offer chiropractic assessments and adjustments, to see if your spine might be the culprit behind your headaches.
What is a tension headache?
There are three main types of recurrent headaches: migraines, clusters, and tension headaches. Tension headaches are by far the most common.
Sufferers report symptoms such as a dull pain around the temples, forehead, and eyes. These headaches can last anywhere from a few minutes to, in some extreme cases, more than a month. For most people, these headaches prevent them from doing much of anything for at least a few hours. Sometimes headaches are accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea or vomiting.
There are many potential causes, including high blood pressure, stress, and fatigue. But the most common cause is misalignments in the spinal column. This is because the spinal column is the core of your central nervous system. When even slight problems occur, like bulging or herniated discs, they’re liable to cause much larger problems like tension headaches.
This is partly because of a small but important muscle at the base of your neck called the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle. When it spasms, it affects a tendon attached to a thin tissue that covers the brain. This tendon is called the dura mater and has extreme sensitivity to pain, which causes headaches to occur. If you have a desk job or spend most of your day sitting, you’re particularly susceptible to tension headaches.
Chiropractic care: a solution for tension headaches
Subluxations (misalignments) in the neck, upper back, and lower back are often the culprit of tension headaches. An expert chiropractor will provide a complete examination, take your medical history, and discuss potential treatment options.
This often includes spinal column adjustments to effectively hit the reset button on your central nervous system. Many sufferers of tension headaches reported results from their first chiropractic session! Chiropractors will also discuss your lifestyle with you to design a treatment plan for your specific needs.
If you’ve suffered from tension headaches and not found relief, chiropractic care can be a natural solution. The experts at Symmetry Health Center in Berkeley, Alameda, and Oakland, CA want to help you get on track to a pain-free life. That’s why we use Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a system that harnesses scientifically proven methods to create treatment plans for every patient.
For long-term relief from tension headaches, contact us today for a free initial consultation. We can help you put down the pain medication and pick up your life right where you left it, headache-free.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.