Relieve Tension Headache with Unique Chiropractic Treatment Process

“Stronger Painkillers!” Beth thought to herself. “Drowsiness as a side effect”. “Driving not recommended”.

This can’t be. This is the only solution the doctor has. Just more of stronger drugs.

I got to either quit my job or find a better solution!

Beth is a typical office worker in her late 30’s. She has suffered from Tension Headaches for a few years now about 10 days per month. Beth has visited massage clinics monthly for past 2 years and gets great but only temporary relief. Beth has started using paracetamol as painkiller for 3 months.

Beth feel she is slowly getting worse and realizes that painkillers aren’t the solution and went to see her doctor.

Beth got home and hit her friend Google.

Tension Headache Treatment

Drugs, drugs, drugs… Chiropractor at Precision Spine ...

Hmmm, let me see what he has to say.

Tension Headache

· Definition

With tension headache you may have the feeling of having a tight band around your head. Tender temples and forehead might be another. This form of headache is not dangerous and as the name implies it is caused by tight muscles.

· Prevalence

It is the most common form of headaches and you are definitely alone. Every other person is experiencing it, reports say close to 50% between the ages of 10 and 50. Women seem to be getting it twice as often as men.

· Episodic and Chronic

Based on how often you are feeling these symptoms per month you will either have episodic or chronic tension headache. You suffer from Chronic tension headache is when you have headaches more than 15 days a month for 3 months.

· Cause

You might have read on other information sources that there is a multitude of causes that can trigger of your tension headache. What most of the have in common is that one way or the other they cause increased muscle tension or contribute to sustained muscle tension.

If you look at it from that perspective if all starts to makes sense and there are a few key muscles that when they are overloaded, they start referring pain to your typical pain areas.

Trapezium Muscle

Trigger Points in Trapezium muscle often refers pain to your temples and the side of your scalp.​ This is a major source for tension headache.​

Sub-occipital Muscles

Trigger points in the sub-occipital muscles feels like its the pain is inside the head while extending from the back to the front in the skull.

Semispinalis Capitis Muscle

Gives pain on the side of your head and contributes to the "tight band" feel around your head. Pain is felt most intensely at the temple and on the forehead over the eye.

Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

Trigger points in this refers pain in a complex pattern. You may experience pain in your forehead, eyebrow and across the cheek.

Tension Headache Treatment

There are a few common treatment options that you might have already tried instinctively. Unfortunately they are all only provide temporary relief. Very frequently used are normal painkillers that you can find without prescription and others go for frequent massages for relief. When neither of those work anymore, then visiting your doctor comes to mind. It’s usually only at this stage when many of you start questioning if prescriptions drugs are the solution and begin to look for a better solution to permanently solve your problem.

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Relief

Side Effects

Resolves Underlying  Cause

Massage

Temporary

No

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Painkillers

Temporary

No

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 Prescription Painkillers

Temporary

Yes, drowsiness etc.

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Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis

YES permanently

No

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About the Author

Dr Will was the youngest student ever accepted into the Scandinavian Chiropractic College Stockholm, Sweden, and in 1997, became the youngest graduate from the college at the age of 21 and immediately began practicing as a chiropractor.