You Could be Suffering from Tension Headaches
If you suffer from frequent headaches, it is quite likely that you are experiencing tension headaches, the most most common type of headache. Tension headaches are so common, in fact, that approximately 90% of all headaches are tension-type. Here are some surefire signs that tension headaches are plaguing you.
Your Head is Under Pressure
Unlike other types of headaches which are associated with throbbing head pain, tension headaches are most commonly associated with pressure. A lot of pressure. If your head feels like someone is squeezing it, you are most likely experiencing a tension headache.
Pressure from tension headaches is most commonly felt across the forehead, as well as the sides and back of the skull. Many people who suffer from this type of headache often say it feels as though their heads are being squeezed by a vice.
Feeling Lots of Pain
Tension headaches are quite literally a pain in the neck. In fact, neck and shoulder pain are classic signs of headaches. The pain felt during a tension headache occurs when tension (which is stress or strain) is placed on the muscles that attach to the skull and spine. As the tension increases, so does the pain you feel.
Tension headache pain is most often felt in the skull, neck, temples, and forehead. This pain is dull and achy rather than sharp, and often begins at the base of the skull.
Lack of Nausea
Unlike migraine headaches, tension headaches are not commonly associated with nausea or feeling sick to the stomach. It is also important to note that, while uncomfortable, tension headache pain is not worsened by physical activity, or the presence of light and sounds.
If you are suffering from headaches like these, it is important for you to know that you can find relief at the chiropractor’s office. A treatment plan tailored specifically for you can reduce or even eliminate the cause of your headaches. Call our office and schedule an appointment today so you can begin to experience more headache free days.