Injury Spotlight: Tension Headaches

The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work and back to reality. With the buzz of holiday cheer wearing off, you may be left with tension headaches. Tension headache symptoms include dull pain or tightness across your forehead or on the back of your head. Your scalp, neck and shoulders may also be tender or sore.
These symptoms can vary in length from person to person. They can last from 30 minutes up to an entire week, but any amount of being in pain is enough to disrupt your life.

Causes of Tension Headaches

Stress is the most commonly reported trigger for tension headaches. With the return to work or school after the holiday break, many people may be overwhelmed by the amount of work or change in routine.
This stress can cause muscle tightness in the shoulders and neck, which can work its way up to a dull, aching pain in your head. If left untreated, this tightness can cause adhesions on the fascia or lead to associated pain in other parts of the body.
Typical treatment for tension headaches includes a regimen of painkillers, massages or other stress relief techniques. While these may temporarily relieve the pain, they don’t treat the source, they simply treat the symptoms.

Airrosti Tension Headache Treatment

At Airrosti, our providers not only treat the pain at the source, but we give you tools and exercises to prevent future injuries. Prior to treatment, your provider will conduct a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the pain. They will then treat the source of the pain directly to relieve the pain quickly and efficiently. In conjunction with this treatment, they will also prescribe custom exercises and activities to strengthen muscles and relieve any built-up tension. These two methods combined produce fast results.
If you’re struggling with tension headaches, contact Airrosti today to find a provider near you.

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