How to get rid of those daily headaches...some simple steps to success.
If you notice that your headaches are becoming more frequent and intense, it can be troubling.
Daily headaches can make it challenging to have a high quality of life and can affect your work and home life.
The good news is that many of the most common types of headaches can be reduced or even eliminated by changing just a few of your daily habits.
Why it Matters:
Stress and tensions are two of the biggest triggers for tension headaches.
Chronic headaches can cause your nervous system to become sensitized, meaning each day it takes less and less "stimulus" to kickstart a headache. Sensitization can become a vicious cycle, especially if your days are filled with repetitive motions.
One of the best ways to reset your system and decrease sensitization is through movement. Whether you prefer yoga, stretching, massage, or chiropractic, movement of your spine and body can ease the tensions associated with headaches.
Here are the most common symptoms of tension headaches:
· Dull, aching pain in the head and neck.
· Pressure and tightness across the sides, front, and back of your head.
· Tenderness in your shoulders, head, and neck.
Movement and exercise are key to life and one of the most powerfully simple ways you can break a cascade of daily headaches.
If you're struggling to get moving because of the pain, let us know. Lifestyle changes paired with chiropractic care for the neck and upper back are proven solutions to decrease the frequency, duration, and intensity of chronic headaches over time. Unlike medications which just cover up the symptoms of headaches, lifestyle changes and chiropractic get to the actual causes of headaches.
We're happy to work with you to develop a comprehensive plan to help you reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches starting today!
Tensions Headaches. Mayo Clinic. 2019.