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How to Get Rid of Tension Headaches Naturally

Tension headaches are actually the most common type of headache. They’re underlying cause is physical, chemical and emotional stress of everyday life. These stressors put tension on your nervous system and create an annoying, tight pain in your head, neck and behind your eyes. This is a common cause for spinal misalignments amongst other causes.Some people are opposed to taking over-the-counter medicines to alleviate headache symptoms, and sometimes those medications can just make your headache worse anyway. Many OTC painkillers actually contain caffeine, which makes them work faster and more effectively. However, caffeine is a double-edged sword because it can also be the cause of your headache, so taking these painkillers will definitely just make it worse. So, how exactly can a chiropractor help with my tension headache you may ask? Well, instead of just relieving the symptoms of a headache, our objective is to find and reduce the underlying causes of your headaches. Once we find those causes of your headaches, we can then determine the most appropriate course of treatment. HeadacheHere are some of our treatments for how to get rid of tension headaches naturally and permanently:


Training activities through the BrainCore technology are simple, painless, drugless and non-invasive. Through this form of Neurofeedback, you’ll observe auditory and visual feedback in your brain, and allow your nervous system to reorganize itself based on that feedback. After about 10 to 20 training sessions, the modifications normalize the brain and permanently alleviate symptoms. Migraine and tension headaches are common conditions that people seek treatment for through BrainCore therapy. BrainCore addresses the brainwave imbalances by teaching you how to train your brain into relaxing, especially when you can feel a migraine or tension headache coming on. When you learn how to relax your brain, the muscles don’t tense up and you’re relieved of the headache.


A common cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck not supporting your head properly. These subluxations are the result of improper position that affects nerve communication between your brain and body. They can also affect your muscles and even blood supply to your head. Some people are surprised when they learn that a lot of headaches are caused by problems in their back! The upper spine has to compensate by shifting your head off center, causing the headaches they’re experiencing. A chiropractor can examine you and detect subluxation patterns that could be the cause of your tension headaches. If they find subluxations present in your body, chiropractic adjustments will help reduce your headaches. These adjustments add motion to your body and unstick the joints that are causing nervous system disruption.


A common cause of headaches can be from acupuncture energy, known as chi, flowing improperly. With precision diagnostic ability, very fine needles can be inserted into the right locations to reduce the stress causing the headaches. Acupuncture is very powerful and can be used to treat a variety of ailments.

Although the medical approach to treating migraines and tension headaches is with drugs, many studies demonstrate that even the most effective drugs only work about 50 percent of the time. Rather than masking the symptoms of your headaches, BrainCore, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatments target the underlying root causes of them. Because of this philosophy, we have a very high rate in treating our patients that visit our office with tension headache and migraine problems. Sometimes even massage therapy can help reduce headache stressors. Contact us today to schedule your free personal consultation. Let us help you determine which one of our services is right for you and your body.