Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are characterized by a feeling of pressure around the forehead or other areas around the back of your head and/or neck. Many people associate these same feelings with a tight or dull pain feeling in these regions around the head. Sometimes referred to as a “stress headache,” a tension headache is fairly common for most adults.

If you’re among those that experience tension headaches fairly commonly (e.g., less than 15 days per month), these tension headaches are “episodic.” However, if you are experiencing them more than half of the time each month, then they are considered “chronic.”

Each type of tension headache has slightly different symptoms and durations. For example, episodic tension headaches can start gradually and last anywhere from thirty minutes to multiple days. Chronic tension headaches however will come and go, typically over a much longer period of time. Even as pain changes in strength or intensity, most people consider the headache to “always be there,” regardless of how strong or weak the headache is.

The causes for a tension headache is far reaching. In other words, there’s no single cause of a tension headache, but they get their secondary name “stress headache” for a reason. Most episodic headaches can be caused by some significantly stressful event (e.g., relationships, work, family situations, etc.), but if not taken care of can develop into more severe chronic headaches.

Below are a number of other sources beyond stress that can contribute towards an episodic or chronic tension headache:

  • Lack of sleep or adequate rest
  • Poor posture
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hunger
  • Below average levels of iron
  • Anxiety
  • And more

Getting treatment for a tension headache is possible, especially with our NCHS professionals who specialize in treating tension headaches: a headache chiropractor.

Tension Headache Chiropractor

Chiropractic Care for Migraine Relief

When dealing with tension headache, stress headache, or migraine, most people default to at-home remedies to overcome the pain. While these remedies can help to dull the pain, you can get more specialized treatment to help you overcome the tension headache and reduce the likelihood frequency of future headaches. This is done with the help of a headache chiropractor, which our team at NCHS can help to put you in touch with.

A tension headache chiropractor provides specialized chiropractor headache relief through a variety of treatment options. One common form of treatment is through spinal manipulation, by carefully applying pressure to various areas around the spine that can impact the source of the tension headache.

Chiropractor Locations

Locating a headache chiropractor is easy with NCHS. As part of our large NCHS healthcare network, we provide facilities that specialize in providing out patients with migraine chiropractic services and connecting them with a chiropractor for headache relief. Check out one of the nearby locations to get started today:

NCHS San Marcos Health Center

  • 150 Valpreda Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • (760) 736-6767

NCHS Oceanside Specialty Health Center

  • 619 Crouch St., Suite 100, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • (760) 736-6767

NCHS Mission Mesa Pediatrics

  • 2210 Mesa Drive, Suite #300, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • (760) 736-6767

NCHS Encinitas Health Center

  • 1130 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • (760) 736-6767

NCHS Perris Health Center

  • 1675 N Perris Blvd, Suite G1, Perris, CA 92571
  • (951) 956-2400

Finding a chiropractor and migraine relief can be the difference between having to “deal with” your headache and getting the treatment that will help you to make lasting changes in your daily lifestyle that can prevent them in the first place.

Contact us today at NCHS to be put in touch with a headache chiropractor, understand the migraine chiropractic process for treatment, and get specialized chiropractor headache relief solutions for you unique situation.