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How to Get Rid of Tension Headaches for Good

By Sara Butler

Headaches have become all too common. About 33 percent of men and 50 percent of all women are impacted by headaches on a regular basis. That makes it very important to seek out natural and conservative treatments for your headaches.

Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches people suffer from and can be caused by a lot of things, from stress to posture to injury.

Don't let headaches interrupt your life. You can easily manage them with a few easy tips!

Address Your Stress

Tension headaches are commonly caused by stress. Some people try medicating this type of headache, but that won't help you in the long run. The only way to get rid of tension headaches caused by stress is to eliminate what's causing them.

Work to reduce stress in your life. Consider exercise, get outside and enjoy some relaxation and sunshine, try reading a good book, or participate in a hobby that helps you to get a handle on your stress.

Correct Your Posture

So, how's your posture? Another reason people have tension headaches is because of their improper posture. Forward head posture tends to put a lot of stress and strain on your neck and upper back. This can lead to muscle tension, which then leads to tension headaches. Talk to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic for practical advice on how you can have better posture throughout the day. Hopefully, this can help you to have fewer headaches.

See Your Chiropractor

Regular chiropractic adjustments can also help you to find relief from tension headaches. Chiropractic care helps to remove any joint dysfunction or restriction that can lead to headaches. Chiropractic adjustments help to restore the full range of motion in your joints, helping to relax the supporting muscles and alleviate headaches.

Use Ice

If you do get a tension headache, one of the best things you can do to alleviate symptoms is to apply ice to the area that's the root cause of your pain. It may be your neck, your jaw, or even your shoulder. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to help alleviate inflammation and pain. Try not to place ice on your head or temples. That is likely not the root cause of your headache, but merely where you're feeling the discomfort. Find the place that's causing the problem in the first place and target that!

Your headaches don't have to control your life. Do what you can to get rid of them and live a happier, healthy life!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Woodland Hills, Calif.

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