What Causes Tension Headaches?

Tension headaches are a very common type of headache which typically has symptoms like throbbing, tension (as the name implies) or feeling like a vise is around the head. This is probably the most common type of headache. But what causes it?


While things like stress and muscle strain certainly contribute to tension headaches by far the most common cause of tension headaches is misaligned joints in the neck and upper back. This is what actually puts the tension on the muscles leading to headaches in many cases. This process is insidious and can also cause shooting pain up the head or down the shoulder if the misaligned joint is putting pressure on a nerve in the neck.


Fortunately chiropractic is the easiest, safest and by far most effective way to deal with tension headaches! This is because once you align the joints in the neck and upper back pressure is relieved on the muscles which… you guessed it, causes the headaches to go away!


If you’re having headaches call us or message on Facebook today to set up an appointment. We also welcome walk ins so if that headaches comes out of nowhere some morning feel free to stop in. We will get you feeling better in no time!

Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+


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