Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Tension Headaches

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Do you experience headaches?

 Does the pain feel like a band or a vice tightening around your head?

 Does the pain interfere with your daily activities?

If so, you may be experiencing Tension Headaches.

Tension Headaches are the most common type of headaches and make up 90% of headaches reported by physicians. They occur more frequently in females and in young adults and are a result of muscle tightness in the neck, head or jaw muscles. Tension headaches tend to occur intermittently, however they can become chronic and interfere with work, normal daily tasks, social activities and reduce overall quality of life.


Symptoms: Tension headaches are commonly described as band-like

pain around the head, tightness/squeezing or pressure. The pain can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 days. In chronic cases, they can last up to 6 months. Muscular tightness and/or stiffness of the neck are also experienced.

Common Causes:

  • General stress, lack of rest or sleep
  • Muscular stress, prior neck injuries, postural imbalances, TMJ syndrome
  • Psychiatric factors, depression, social factors

Treatment: Chiropractic Treatment, Acupuncture and Prescription Stretches/Exercises.

Chiropractic Care:

Chiropractors can diagnose and treat Tensions Headaches and other headache related conditions. Various treatment options (ie: joint care, acupuncture, electrotherapy, stretches, exercises) may be used to help to decrease pain and reduce tension. Tension headaches are very amendable with conservative treatment. Chiropractic Care can help you get back to your daily activities with less pain and improved function. Don’t let your headaches stop you from engaging in your daily activities.

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