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.