Tension headaches are the headache of ill-fated choice for many unfortunate people. They can be blamed on any manner of factors: dehydration, sensory overload, too little food or too many screens. At a certain point, they just become your regular, daily headache. Persistent tension headaching can be an insidious intrusion on your life and as such, it is worth investigating whether any spinal misalignment is to blame. If you have searched far and wide for a clue as to where your headaches begin, rather than just treating the surface pain, consider the following information.
The daily stress of life leaves many people in a state of constant tension: we both mentally and physically tighten as a natural reaction to the feelings of anger, irritation, fatigue or anxiety. When this tightening is reproduced over long periods of time, your muscular and skeletal systems start to change to reflect this muscular strain. Coming home and sitting on the couch after a day sitting at the office in poor posture is likely to compound this situation. Headache is a very loud and clear signal that something is wrong, and often times it is that your back is out of whack.
At American Canyon Chiropractor, we provide you with gentle adjustments that ensure the alignment of the spine, particularly in the cervical region. We focus on breaking up tightness of the shoulder with percussive massage which increases circulation in the local region, bringing blood flow and nutrients to the strained spot, while simultaneously releasing endorphins that fight pain. If tension headaches have a hold on our life, call our office to see what we can do for you.
Dr. Stephen Rasmussen, D.C.