Tension Headaches

When was the last time a tension headache interfered with your quality of life? If you live in the Tucson, AZ, area, the professionals at Sunrise Chiropractic can help. Whether you experience occasional headaches and migraines or they’re so frequent that you can count on them almost daily, prompt chiropractic care is the natural way to bring lasting relief.

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What are Tension Headaches?

You know you’re likely experiencing a tension headache when it feels like someone has tied a tight band around your head. This pain tends to impact both sides of the head equally. You may even feel it on the bridge of your nose between your eyes or around your eyes.

The pain can range from mild to severe. It can make it difficult to focus on a computer screen or maintain your focus on a book. It’s often caused by extreme or constant stress but other possible triggers include poor posture and disrupted or low-quality sleep.

Where are Tension Headaches Felt?

The back of the head is the most common area to feel a tension headache. It can also extend down the back of the head to the neck and shoulders or around the sides to your temples. Some people also feel tension headaches through the bones around their eyes, almost like allergies or sinus pain.

What Triggers a Tension Headache?

Tension headaches are often referred to as stress headaches because they are often caused by stress in daily life. That’s why you may feel the most pain while you’re at work or home, wherever you face the most constant and intense stress. The pain can linger after you leave the office or escape a home environment with a lot of tension.

You may also experience tension headaches from poor posture while working at a computer or during intense exercise sessions. Whenever your body isn’t held in proper alignment while working hard or for an extended period, there’s the potential for a resulting headache.

Why See a Chiropractor for Tension Headaches?

Chiropractors understand how your body works and what adjustments or manipulations you may need to address the root cause of a tension headache. From keeping your body in proper alignment to relieving structural problems that contribute to pain and discomfort, routine chiropractic care is one of the best ways to prevent headaches and migraines. Visits to a local chiropractor can reduce your dependence on pain medication. It can also lead to greater physical comfort and improved quality of life.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Tucson, AZ

Whether they’re mild or severe, we understand that tension headaches can interfere with your quality of life. Call Sunrise Chiropractic today at (520) 733-1172 for more information on tension headache treatment or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. 

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