Tension Headaches, also know are cervicogenic (literally meaning neck originating) headaches are common conditions helped by chiropractic care.
This type of headaches are commonly caused by spinal subluxations (misalignments of your vertebral bones) which interfere with the normal flow of nerve function and cause pain. Usually people who suffer from tension headaches will have associated sub-occipital muscle tenderness, tense upper trapezius musculature and possibly forward head posture.
Chiropractic care offers relief by correcting the problem rather than just masking the pain with pills. It is estimated that as much as 80-90% of all headaches are tension headaches!
It is my opinion that the first line of defense against this types of headaches should be a chiropractor as we can offer a drug-free alternative that tackles the cause of the problem and not just the symptom.
If know know anyone suffering from tension headaches please refer them to your local chiropractor. AND, if they are in the Santa Monica area, feel free to pass along our number!
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