Tension Headaches

Tension headaches fall among the most common types of headaches. They often feel like tightness in your forehead. In most cases, these headaches are mild or moderate, occurring once or twice per month. But in other cases, tension headaches can be chronic, lasting up to 15 days in a row. According to research, about 3% of the US population suffers from chronic tension headaches.


At Shawnee Chiropractic Clinic in Shawnee, KS, we are here to relieve your tension headaches. We will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of your headaches and recommend an appropriate treatment, which may include adjustments combined with certain lifestyle changes.


Reducing stressors is key to preventing tension headaches. You may have to make a few lifestyle changes to prevent this condition. Let’s look at a few tips that can help keep tension headaches at bay:

  • Regular exercise following correct techniques
  • Relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises
  • Cognitive behavior therapy helps you learn how to identify and manage stress
  • Getting adequate sleep
  • Eating a nutritious and balanced diet
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Reducing alcohol intake and not smoking

Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

At Shawnee Chiropractic Clinic, we provide acupuncture for headache treatment. Although head pain, not caused by migraines, can be treated using over-the-counter drugs, their use can be disastrous in the long run. Acupuncture is an excellent solution if you are looking to alleviate head pain without dealing with the long-term effects of regular drug use.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative treatment with Chinese origins. It entails inserting very thin needles into your body's pressure points. Acupuncture is used to improve blood circulation in the body. It also stimulates nerves to release hormones, such as endorphins, resulting in positive body responses, such as relaxation and a reduction of pain.

The acupuncture treatment plan that you get will dependend on your tension headache’s severity. The frequency of treatments will also depend on your unique situation. However, it is essential to note that you have to attend all of the appointments for the treatment to be effective. In addition to acupuncture, we can also recommend various adjustments and lifestyle changes to eliminate your tension headaches.

Contact Shawnee Chiropractic Clinic in Shawnee, KS

If you are looking for natural and effective treatments to address your recurring tension headaches, contact Shawnee Chiropractic Clinic. Call our team today at (913) 422-1900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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