Treating Tension Headaches at Your Omaha Chiropractor
Do you suffer from debilitating headaches? There are several types of headaches and each requires a different approach to treatment. Chiropractic care is an excellent choice for noninvasive headache relief. Chiropractic Health Clinic understands the signs of a tension headache and how to treat it. They are a family chiropractic clinic that has served the greater Omaha area for two generations.
What is a tension headache and how can we help?
We are so glad that you asked!
What is Tension Headaches?
Tension headaches are extremely common. In fact, they are the most common form of a headache experienced. They are associated with the muscle tension in the scalp and neck and are often felt as a dull throb or ache on one or both sides of the head.
This type of headache often comes on over time and can last for several hours or even days. It is believed that they are caused by bad posture or stress that is causing abnormal pressure on the neck and upper back. It may also be caused by a misalignment of the vertebrae of the spine.
Regardless of the cause, chiropractic intervention can help relieve the pain. The core of chiropractic care is spinal alignment. Thus, it offers treatment techniques which are geared towards relieving the very causes of tension headaches.
Numerous clinical research studies have linked chiropractic care and tension headaches. According to one such study conducted by Duke University in 2001, chiropractic spinal manipulation provides immediate relief – to some degree – from the pain of those tension headaches which start in the neck. This study also indicated fewer side effects than commonly prescribed medications and longer lasting relief than other treatment options.
In fact, the benefits of these treatments were sustained by many for as long as a month after stopping treatment. Thus, it can be confidently asserted that chiropractic adjustment of the spine relieves the pain from tension headaches originating in the neck. It stands to reason that it would also be effective for other causes of tension headaches.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Realizing the root of the problem is at the very heart of chiropractic medicine and is also the key to finding relief from chronic tension headaches. In addition to manual and instrument assisted spinal manipulation, there are more than 150 proven chiropractic techniques at the disposal of our three chiropractors. We will help you find relief as well as better overall health.