The Gold Coast Chiropractor

Tension Headaches Relieved For Good Through A Holistic Approach

In a previous blog we talked about different types of headaches and how, in most cases, the chiropractic approach can bring rapid pain relief without the use of drugs or surgery. Another very common type of headache that responds well to a holistic form of treatment is classified as a ‘tension’ headache.

tension headache treatmentIt’s a natural assumption to think such headaches are the result of being too tense. Recent research suggests that it is not quite as straightforward as that. Frequently, the source of the pain is what we call ‘muscular hyper-tonicity’ or tight muscles. But it is now being recognized that the mechanism causing tension headaches is more complicated.

The human body is an incredibly complex and sophisticated system. This is why the Mind & Body approach is a holistic one that takes into account the big picture as well as the specific details of the condition we’re treating. All too often, the root cause of what we call tension headaches is stress. As our lifestyle becomes more and more hectic and the pressures to compete and succeed build up on us, our basic wellbeing becomes threatened. The relationship between mind and body is complicated and fragile. When it’s out of balance, all sorts of problems can arise, including headaches.

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When a patient comes to us with such headaches, we look at a number of elements in the equation. Through examination and conversation, we can arrive at a pretty clear picture of the causes behind the symptoms. With tension headaches, there is often an emotional dimension that has to be addressed with these patients. We often discover they’re not sleeping well, not eating right and leading the typically modern unhealthy lifestyle. This may be compounded by emotional problems at home or stressful situations in the workplace. The good news is that ‘tension’ headaches can be relieved by a holistic treatment that will involve emotional management, stress reduction, improved diet and other lifestyle changes.

Chiropractic is, by definition, a hands-on treatment. So we give more than just good advice. We can do adjustments that will alleviate the pain by reducing the pressure on the muscles and irritation to the nerves in the upper part of the neck.

We are so confident of our abilities to relieve tension headaches, we offer an unconditional money back guarantee. So if anyone out there is needlessly suffering, you can say goodbye to your headaches by saying hello to us. Just contact our Gold Coast clinic and we’ll make an appointment.