Taking Control of Tension Headaches in Oak Ridge, TN

Tension Headaches in Oak Ridge TN

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If you've been feeling a band of pressure around your forehead, you may have a tension headache. Consider visiting a chiropractor to discuss your symptoms and your lifestyle, and to receive effective chiropractic care in Oak Ridge TN. Tension headaches are notorious for causing severe symptoms that can adversely affect your quality of life, particularly since many people suffer from tension headaches that last for days or weeks. Take control of your tension headaches by consulting a chiropractor about your treatment options.


Understanding the Problem with Medications in Oak Ridge TN

If you're like many people, you might reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever when you feel the symptoms of a tension headache. But did you know that this can actually make the problem worse? In fact, some people develop rebound headaches that are caused by the medication. Instead of turning to drugs, fight your tension headaches with chiropractic care.


Visiting a Chiropractor

A chiropractic headache treatment plan may include spinal adjustments. Adjustments can relieve headaches by releasing tension in the upper body and by correcting nerve impingement.


Improving Your Posture

Another way your chiropractor can help is by evaluating your posture. Many people suffer from tension headaches caused by poor posture. If you spend hours at a desk every day, you might find yourself hunching your shoulders and neck forward. This contributes to muscle tension in the neck and head, which can result in tension headaches. Talk to your chiropractor about making ergonomic changes to your workstation. He or she will also show you the proper posture to use while seated at your desk. Remember to get up and stretch or walk around every hour or so.


Using Heat and Cold Therapy

You might find that applying a cold pack or a heating pad to your forehead provides relief of tense muscles. Apply these items for no longer than 20 minutes at a time. Protect your tissues by keeping the heating pad on a low setting or by wrapping the ice pack in a towel before applying it to your skin.

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Thursday
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Eckert Chiropractic Center

1062 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite B
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

(865) 220-8499
Chiropractic Oak Ridge TN Eckert Chiropractic Center