If you are looking for treatment for your tension headaches, you should visit Advanced Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Imperial MO. If you have tried other treatment options and your headaches haven't seemed to get any better, our chiropractor may be able to help. If your tension headaches are disrupting your life and interfering with your daily activities, it is time to seek medical help from a professional.
The Causes & Symptoms of Tension Headaches
These types of headaches can generally range anywhere between mild to moderate. It is comparative to a tight band around your head and tends to be the most common type of headache. While the causes are unknown, many experts believe that they are caused by muscle contractions within the neck, scalp, and face. The headaches can also result from stress or extreme emotions. Many people do report a high level of sensitivity to pain with these headaches. Many people report feeling:
- A pain that is dull or achy
- A feeling of tightness/pressure right through the forehead
- Pressure on the back or side of the head
- Scalp, neck, or shoulder muscle tenderness
Tension Headache Treatment
If you understand what your triggers are, it is important that you avoid them or possibly change them. You can try to keep a headache diary so you can familiarize yourself with any triggers and a medical professional will be able to suggest any changes to your lifestyle if deemed necessary. You can also try over the counter pain medication or possibly muscle relaxers. Chiropractors can also perform spinal manipulation which can improve your headaches over time.
You should note that taking medicines for more than 3 days at a time can result in rebound headaches. They can keep coming back when you overuse your pain medicine. Be aware of possible liver damage from acetaminophen and irritation to your stomach from too much aspirin or ibuprofen. This is why taking other approaches is necessary to help manage your tension headaches.
Make an Appointment Today With Our Imperial Chiropractor
If you are looking to rid your tension headaches once and for all, you should give Advanced Family Chiropractic & Rehabilitation a call at (636) 464-5900 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.