Tension headaches affect 90% of the U.S. population annually, and they are the most common cause of people being absent from work and school. Women suffering these headaches make up a whopping 70% of those affected, and children make up 20%. Tension headaches are usually the result of muscle spasms at the back of the head and upper neck. Pain typically radiates from the neck to the top of the head. Neck and spine pain and/or misalignments exacerbate tension headaches. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, 38.9% of Latinos suffer from back and neck problems.
The causes of tension headaches are due to everyday stress with family, friends, work, school, and especially trauma associated with auto accidents, such as whiplash. The upper cervical spine is responsible for carrying pain impulses to the head and neck region. Everyday stress increases pain and muscle tension.
The best way to reduce pain and stress is to get to the root of the problem. The most beneficial therapy for tension headaches is spinal manipulation, which relieves pain and stress. There has been much success with soft tissue therapy as well as myofascial trigger point treatment. These therapies are non-invasive and highly effective.
Chiropractic has a variety of techniques to relieve, prevent and cure such conditions; 4 treatments to relieve and tame your tension headaches:
- Spinal adjustment
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point treatment
- Massage therapy
Visit San Diego A.C.T.I.V.E. Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 2559 Mast Way Chula Vista, CA 91914. Call 619-934-1777 to make an appointment. The clinic specializes in auto accidents and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more about Dr. Matanza and his services go to http://www.sdactivechiropractic.com.