Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches, ranging from mild to moderate. If you are looking for a more natural way to find relief from tension headaches, chiropractic care can be very effective. At Hillcrest Chiropractic in Clarksville, we know how tension headaches can negatively affect your life. We offer treatment for tension headaches through chiropractic care. This approach is non-invasive and does not involve the use of any medication. Dr. Price will identify the cause of your tension headaches and address it directly rather than merely alleviating the symptoms.
What Are Tension Headaches?
Tension headaches refer to dull pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness on the forehead, sides, and back of the head. They are also known as stress headaches and mostly affect adults. Tension headaches come in two types: episodic and chronic tension headaches. The episodic type of tension headaches lasts for less than 15 days each month, while chronic headaches last for more than 15 days each month.
Causes of Tension Headaches
The causes of tension headaches are not well known. However, some triggers are believed to cause these headaches. These include:
- Muscle tightness in the shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw
- Use of certain medications
- Use of alcohol and drugs
- Hormonal changes
- Skipping meals
- Sleeping in an awkward position
- Keeping the head in one position for a long period
Chiropractic Treatment for Tension Headaches
Chiropractic care is effective for treating tension headaches. Our chiropractor uses chiropractic adjustments to align the spine and vertebrae, providing relief for tension headaches. We may also recommend certain lifestyle changes in addition to the adjustments for faster headache relief. You may need to come in for several sessions to effectively reduce and eliminate your tension headaches.
Contact Hillcrest Chiropractic in Clarksville, TN
If tension headaches are taking a toll on your life, we invite you to visit Hillcrest Chiropractic for effective, natural treatment. Dr. Price will examine you to identify the cause of these headaches then create a customized treatment plan to provide pain relief. Call our team today at (931) 906-9679 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.