Tension Headaches: Pain Management and Prevention
Updated: Nov 4, 2020
When you combine poor posture, stress, and constant errand-running (which definitely causes stress), you may experience a tension headache. This is a signal that your body is taking on a lot at once! There are many things that can bring on a tension headache, such as constantly looking down at your phone, staring at a screen all day, or driving for several hours without rest. We at Natural Care Chiropractic in Lindenhurst, IL, think it’s important to recognize what your body is telling you and then take care of your body accordingly.
There are two types of tension headaches: chronic and episodic. Chronic tension headaches happen frequently, with pain developing on both sides of the head, the forehead, and at the base of the skull. Our chiropractic treatments will help decrease the severity and frequency since these headaches are more associated with tightness and misalignment in the neck vertebrae. Episodic tension headaches occur from stressful events and are often treated with over-the-counter medication.
6 ways to prevent tension headaches:
- Minimize stress
- Use over-the-counter medicine
- Take breaks
- Adjust the way you sleep
- Stretch and exercise
- Consistent chiropractic appointments
We will help you manage your tension headaches. Natural Care Chiropractic is located at 2118 E Grand Ave. in Lindenhurst, IL 60046. For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors, please visit lindenhurstchiropractic.com or call us at 847-265-0600.