Tension headaches can be just as debilitating as migraines if they are left untreated. Excessive stress and muscle tension that centers across the shoulders and up into the neck can cause excruciating tension headaches. For many people who experience these types of headaches, simply relaxing isn't an effective option. After years of stress and pressure, the muscles can become tight and create tension in the neck and head. A visit to our chiropractor at Renton Center Chiropractic may be what is needed to release the tightness and allow the muscles to soften.
Causes of Tension Headaches
Constant stress is one of the most common causes of tension headaches. Hypertension is also a factor, especially if you are at high risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular issues. Tension headaches often feel as if there is a band around the head that is being tightened over time. The pain may be rather mild in the beginning but will worsen as the day goes on and you begin to feel your stress levels start to rise.
Headache Relief Options
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor can also use therapeutic massage and myofascial release to soften the tight muscles and allow them to relax. Nutritional guidance and positive lifestyle changes can help you manage your stress levels and keep tension headaches at bay. For someone who has been dealing with tension headaches for a long time, multiple visits to our chiropractor may be needed to keep the healing process moving forward.
Restoring Balance Relieves Tension
Chiropractic adjustments restore balance within the body so that it will heal as naturally and completely as possible. When the body is in balance, tension is released and the soft tissues are allowed to relax. This is especially beneficial when it comes to tension headaches. By making adjustments to the neck and back, the muscles are allowed to relax and the pressure placed on the bones will ease. When this is done repeatedly, the body can begin the healing process and your headaches should be reduced.
Visit Renton Center Chiropractic in Renton, WA
At Renton Center Chiropractic, we offer tension headache relief options to our patients. If you live in the Renton area and experience frequent tension headaches, Dr. Derrik can provide a variety of treatments to naturally and effectively reduce your headaches. Call our team today at (425) 226-7061 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.