Tension headaches are common. About 15% of us take painkillers for a headache at any give time.

Tension Headache Treatment

When tension headaches strike, they can affect every aspect of your life. Even if it is just a dull background ache, you have less patience, less concentration and a less positive frame of mind. This has knock on effects in your work and personal life.

Most of our patients pass off their headaches as “just dehydration”. It is true dehydration causes headaches and you should make sure you are getting enough non-caffeinated fluids. However, tension headaches are by far the most common cause of a headache.

A good test is to drink water, if your headache goes away in an hour or two you had a dehydration headache. If not, most of the time you have a tension headache.

How does our tension headache treatment differ?

Over the years, we’ve helped thousands reduce or eliminate their painful tension and stress headaches with natural and safe therapies. If you have a tension headache, you most likely also have a tense neck, back, jaw (TMJ) and/or tight shoulders.

A lot of the time, tense muscles are a result of stress. We successfully resolve muscular tension and pain with our gold standard and medically patented soft tissue therapy called Active Release Techniques ®. We also use chiropractic treatment to realign the joints in your tense areas.

Some of the more common ways to stop or relieve headaches are listed below. However, if you suffer from chronic or persistent headaches that do not go away, then seek out treatment as they can usually be resolved quickly.

We usually provide immediate relief after our first treatment. Tension headaches are typically resolved within a few sessions.

How can I get tension headache relief?

Sit up straight and take frequent micro-breaks.

Get yourself a contoured pillow to support your neck.

Don’t sleep on your stomach. It aggravates your neck and other parts of your body.

If your dentist has identified you as teeth grinder, consider our TMJ treatment.

Drink water.

Limit caffeine.

Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique (A.R.T)® is a medically patented technique that shortens treatment time and provides real and lasting solutions to repetitive strain or overuse injuries. It’s new, it is different and most importantly, it works.

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Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)

Shock Wave Therapy is a new leading treatment for acute pain, chronic pain and trigger point management. It uses a high intensity sound wave (not ultrasound or electrical shock) to interact with the tissues of the body, it is non-invasive.

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Chiropractic Treatment

The goal of chiropractic care is to gradually restore the spine and joints to their natural position and motion, thus improving posture, nervous system function, spine function and overall health. It is a safe, natural and effective form of health care.

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