Tension headaches: causes and solutions

Many of you probably spend most of the day looking at a screen, whether it be at work sending emails, at home watching TV or looking at your laptop. This means your eyes are subject to constant strain, which is one of many symptoms that can cause tension headaches or stress headaches.

What are tension headaches?

Tension headaches can result from tension around the base of neck. Alternatively, they can be caused by misalignments of the spinal vertebrae in the neck, placing pressure on the spinal nerve. Regardless of how they occur, they can be very painful.

At Bristol Chiropractic Clinic, we are well aware that tension headaches are very common and we all suffer from them from time to time. According to the NHS, half the adults in the UK experience tension-type headaches once or twice a month, and like most people, you undoubtedly reach for your over the counter pain relief. However, sometimes the pain can be quite severe, even lasting for a few days, rendering such pain relief less effective.

Triggers and symptoms

Eye strain is just one of a number of triggers that can cause tension headaches. The full list of triggers (http://bristolchiropracticclinic.com/headaches-migraines-bristol/)  also includes stress, depression, fatigue, and skipping meals.

Treatment

If you think you’re experiencing stress headaches more than 15 times a month over three consecutive months, then visiting chiropractors in Bristol could be the approach for you. Your health is on our hands, so we are committed to providing the best treatment available, which involves helping remove and release pressure on the nerves by spinal misalignments to ease tension headaches, as well as reducing tension in the muscles at the base of the neck to reduce nerve pressure.

If you would like to know more, or you’re suffering from tension headaches, then contact our experienced, friendly, and highly qualified chiropractors today.

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