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Tension Headaches Relief in Delaware

woman with aching headIf you suffer from tension headaches, you may experience relentless pain that often resembles a tight band squeezing your head. While painkillers can offer relief, that’s a bandage approach that doesn’t address the root cause.

Tension headaches are typically linked with muscle contractions in the head and neck region. There are several potential causes, including stress, anxiety, poor posture, and even spending too much time staring at a screen. Here are some ways we can help address tension headaches at Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic:


The Chiropractic Approach

Chiropractors Dr. Gabby and Dr. Steven focus on the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, to promote general health. From their viewpoint, tension headaches may be connected to misalignments or subluxations in the spine, particularly in the neck and upper back.

Spinal Adjustments

Our chiropractors use precise force to perform spinal adjustments, targeting areas of misalignment. This method helps relieve muscle tension and improve nerve function, potentially reducing the frequency and intensity of tension headaches.

Perfecting Your Posture

Given how much time we spend at our workstations or looking down at our digital devices, it’s no wonder that our posture can suffer. Dr. Steven and Dr. Gabby can teach you how to improve your posture, especially if you spend long hours at a desk or glued to your devices. Having good posture means less stress on your neck and shoulders, which can reduce the chances of tension headaches.

How Proper Nutrition Plays a Role

In addition to chiropractic care, your diet can play a big part in managing tension headaches. Certain foods can trigger muscle tension and headaches, while others can offer potential relief. For example, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, aged cheese, and cured meats are common triggers for headaches.

There’s also some research that suggests a link between magnesium deficiency and tension headaches. Including magnesium-rich foods in your diet may help your muscles relax. Good choices include dark leafy greens, seeds and nuts, to name a few.

The bottom line is consuming a balanced diet of whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can contribute to your overall health and potentially reduce headache triggers.

Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration can make tension headaches worse. Ensure you drink enough water to support your overall health and help prevent headaches.

Ready to Get That Vise Grip Off Your Head?

Tame those tension headaches and get back to what you love in life. Take that first step toward relief by booking an appointment with Dr. Gabby or Dr. Steven!


Tension Headaches Relief Delaware Ohio | (740) 990-0036