Tension Headaches

Tension headaches feel like dull, aching head pain and pressure. They often occur alongside neck and shoulder stress. Although tension headaches are common, you don't necessarily have to live with them. Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor in Brooklyn can help you address tension headaches and see long-term results.


Causes of Tension Headaches 

Several factors can lead to tension headaches. These include stress, poor posture, and poor sleeping habits. Environmental factors like air pollution may also be a cause. For example, exposure to traffic-related pollutants increases the likelihood of developing tension headaches.

How to Identify Tension Headaches  

Tension headaches vary in intensity. Symptoms include aching head pain, pressure on the forehead or back of the neck and shoulders, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. You may also notice a squeezing sensation in your head and neck. You may initially think you're dealing with migraines, which are often mistaken for tension headaches.

How a Chiropractor Diagnoses Tension Headaches  

When visiting a chiropractor for tension headaches, you should expect to be asked questions about your medical history and headache symptoms. Our chiropractor may also perform a physical exam to detect signs of muscle spasms, tenderness, or other areas of discomfort. Depending on the results of the physical examination and any imaging tests that are conducted, a diagnosis can be made.  

How a Chiropractor Treats Tension Headaches  

Chiropractic treatment can help address the underlying cause of tension headaches and provide relief from headache pain. Treatment may include spinal manipulation, physical therapy exercises, massage, or lifestyle changes to reduce stress levels.  

Our chiropractor may also recommend changes in your daily routine, such as taking regular breaks from work and ensuring you get enough sleep at night. Additionally, adopting healthy eating habits and staying well-hydrated can help reduce the frequency and intensity of tension headaches.  

Some patients need help relaxing. A chiropractor can provide relaxation techniques to help you prevent headaches. Deep breathing, massage, and meditation are all helpful for reducing stress and managing tension headaches.  

When to See a Chiropractor for Headaches  

If you suffer from frequent tension headaches, visiting a chiropractor in Brooklyn can help. A chiropractor can provide treatment for existing headaches and help prevent them from occurring in the future.  

Contact Our Brooklyn Chiropractor to Get Treatment  

Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor provides treatment for tension headaches, neck pain, migraines, and other ailments. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you get relief from your tension headaches.


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