What are Tension Headaches?

What are Tension Headaches - Tension Headaches

What are Tension Headaches?

What are Tension Headaches - Tension Headaches

What are Tension Headaches – Tension Headaches

Are dull pain, tightness, or pressure around your forehead or the back of your head and neck. Some people say it feels like a clamp squeezing the skull. Often called stress headaches, they’re the most common type for adults.

Recent studies have shown that the majority of headaches are caused by the neck due to abnormal spinal alignment and abnormal postures. The most common is from the loss of the normal lordosis/cervical curve and forward head posture.

What are Tension Headaches - Tension Headaches

What are Tension Headaches – Tension Headaches

This curve is designed to give your neck strength, as well as keep mechanical tension off your spinal cord. When there is an abnormal spinal alignment the muscles and ligaments work overtime to make up the spinal weakness resulting in muscle spasms that cause headaches. Tight neck, traps, and shoulder muscles pull on the base of your skull (occipital ridge) and the side of the vertebrae at the top of your neck.

This causes a tremendous amount of tension and stretching on the surrounding tissue muscles, ligaments, arteries, and nerves in an additional tension through your jaw and head. The muscle group in the back of the neck, the front of the neck, and the upper chest can create a pattern that causes pressure and pain.

Throughout our lives, we have physical stress on our body, some acute such as falls, traumas, accidents and some chronic such as sitting for long periods, working at a desk for long periods, using computers or phones or standing for long periods.

These physical stresses cause us to lose the normal alignment and put the spine in a weakened position. This is represented in our outward appearance called posture. Abnormal posture equals Abnormal spinal alignment and weakened spinal system. Common abnormal postures such as forward head posture, low shoulder, uneven hips, and pelvis rotation are postural signs of a weakened damaged spine.

What are Tension Headaches - Tension Headaches

What are Tension Headaches – Tension Headaches

At first, this causes no pain but as it continues to abnormally load the spinal structures, it begins to break down the spinal structures leading to spinal damage and eventually the pain and functional loss to develop.

At Sunset Chiropractic & Wellness our team goes beyond conventional medicine by offering services and techniques which can relieve symptoms while at the same time addressing and resolving the underlying causes of your particular dysfunction.

Dr. Alfonso’s Corrective Chiropractic Care System has 3 major treatments components working synergistically together to achieve phenomenal results without drugs or surgery.

Corrective Chiropractic Care rehabilitates the weakened and damaged spinal system and its parts (muscles, ligaments, fascia, discs, bone, and nerves) decreasing pain, improving function, improving structure, and quality of life.

Please view our website to learn more about  our unique diagnosis procedures and  structural correction chiropractic servicing the South Miami area.

If you have been experiencing low back pain and/or other related spinal symptoms such as neck pain, headaches, migraines, mid back pain, rib pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, disc herniations or protrusions, neuropathy, pain/numbness/burning/weakness in your arms, hands, legs or feet.

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Dr. Alfonso

Chiropractic - Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso

Chiropractic – Dr. Rodolfo Alfonso

8585 Sunset Drive,
Miami, FL 33143
Ph: 305-275.7474

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