Tension headaches are among the most common health disorder. Some people experience headaches so often that they believe they are part of everyday life. However, regular headaches are a warning sign of a deeper health issue that should never be ignored. So how can Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey help relieve tension headaches?

Understanding Tension Headaches

Tension headaches and migraines are not conditions you can live with or endure long. According to the International Headache Society, tension headaches affect 40 per cent of Americans. Migraines and tension headaches are caused by muscle contractions in the neck or head regions. Loud music, a bright screen or lack of water and food can cause uncomfortable aches. While you can manage these tension headaches with medication, there are drug-free and natural solutions.

Signs and Symptoms of Tension Headaches

  • Tenderness in the neck, scalp and shoulder muscles
  • Dull, head pain.
  • A sensation of pressure or tightness across the forehead and on the sides and back of the head.

There are two categories of tension headaches you should look out for. They include:

Chronic Tension-Type Headaches

These headaches may last for hours and may be continuous for long. They may occur for 15 or more days in one month. These tension headaches are considered chronic if they continue for over three months.

Episodic Tension-Type Headaches

Episodic tension-type headaches can last for 30 minutes to days. These headaches occur less than 15 days a month for at least three months.

You can use medication, chiropractic care or stress management techniques to treat tension headaches. On top of that, we recommend living a healthy lifestyle to help you prevent headaches, including:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Limit your caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
  • Eat regular and balanced meals.

How Does Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey Help with Tension Headaches?

Stress, muscle and back pain can send pain signals to your arteries, nerves and veins in your head and cause headaches. Chiropractic care can help correct and relieve the root cause of the problem.

Chiropractic adjustments and care offer a natural and drug-free way to relieve and manage the pain associated with tension headaches. Patients suffering from tension headaches and migraines can opt for chiropractic care instead of prescription medication to manage the pain.

Chiropractors reduce misalignments and joint restrictions in the spine and other joints to reduce inflammation and improve spinal health and nervous system function. Chiropractic adjustments improve your body’s ability to manage pain caused by tension headaches and migraines.

Benefits of Quick Med Chiropractic for Tension Headaches

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Reduced discomfort and pain
  • Relief tension and stress disorders
  • Improved performance and physical function

If you wonder if chiropractic care suits your tension headaches, book an appointment with Quick Med Chiropractic in New Jersey today. We will perform a consultation and assessments, and if we find it necessary, we will perform diagnostic imaging such as MRI or X-Ray. Our findings will determine our chiropractic care plan to treat tension headaches or migraines.