Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tension Headache

The steady pounding of the your head, feeling like a thousand pounds squeezing the life right out of you. A tension headache is something that almost everyone has endured.  Up to 78% of people suffer from these types of headaches and they are the most neglected.  For millions of Canadians there is a way to reduce the discomfort and pain. 
With a tension headache, the pain often starts at the back of your head and moves forward, so that it eventually includes your neck, scalp, and head. It’s often described as feeling like you have a tight band across your head. It may be caused by staying in one position for a long time, such as in reading, using a computer, or playing video games. It may be also caused by stress, but sometimes there is no obvious cause.

If your headaches happen 15 or more days in a month for several months, they are considered chronic tension headaches. If they occur less frequently, they are called episodic tension headaches.
Although tension headaches can be painful, they are rarely a sign of a more serious illness. A combination of lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, and chiropractic therapy can help reduce the number of tension headaches you have.

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