Stress Headaches

Tension or stress headaches are usually a result of muscle contractions around the head and the neck region. These headaches are different from migraines which cause a throbbing pain. Some of the most common causes of a stress headache are:

  • Dry eyes 
  • Fatigue Strain on the eye 
  • Excess caffeine consumption 
  • Smoking 
  • Alcohol 
  • Poor posture 
  • Emotional stress 
  • Sinus infection 

Common Therapy to assist Stress Headaches

Some of them are

Chiropractic therapy - at times a somatic or physical trigger could initiate and lead the head pain syndrome. 

Stress management classes that talk about ways to cope with the stress of everyday life to avoid the headaches from occurring in the first place. 

Biofeedback – a relaxation therapy that speaks of the means to manage pain. Stress cognitive behavioural therapy is another treatment that allows a person to recognise situations that cause him/her to experience anxiety and stress; eventually leading up to tension headaches. 

Acupuncture, as everyone knows, is an ancient therapy that alleviates stress by applying needles to certain pain points. 

Medication and drug treatment. 

If you have concerns relating to Stress Headaches, we welcome you to contact your doctors or trained therapist like a Chiropractor.

Stress Headaches