What are they?
These are headaches caused by tight muscles in your neck, upper back, or shoulders.
What causes the tight muscles?
Most often they are caused by poor posture but can also be due to repetitive motions, trauma, and even dehydration.
How do I know if I have a tension headache?
These headaches follow predictable patterns. For example, a tight trapezius muscle will refer pain following a question mark pattern over the ear and into the temple. The doctor can also perform a physical exam and muscle tests to verify which muscle(s) are the cause of your headache.
How would we treat a tension headache?
Chiropractors treat without using pharmaceuticals. We would first have the patient drink some water since many headaches are caused by dehydration. We would also provide a Chiropractic adjustment as well as specific stretching to the involved muscle. Then we will educate each patient on how to stretch the affected muscle on his or her own as well as what postures to avoid that may have contributed to the headaches. Make an appointment by calling or going online at heppechiro.com to get relief today.