Stress Headache Treatment in Lancaster, CA
Experts believe that more than 80% of headaches are related to stress. There are two primary types of stress:
- Physical (poor posture, joint dysfunction, etc.)
- Psychological (work, relationship, deadlines, finances, etc.).
Both types of stress can cause stress headaches. Stress headaches are frequently chronic, daily headaches, described as a constant dull pain or achy feeling on the side(s) of the head, around the head, temples, forehead, or behind the eyes. Stress headaches can come or go over time.
The Duke Study
At Frye Chiropractic in Lancaster, CA, we frequently help patients with stress headaches find relief using chiropractic adjustments to help address any physical ailments contributing to the pain.
McCrory DC, et al. "Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache." Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center, Durham, North Carolina, January 2001. Based on a literature review of several headache treatment options, a panel of 19 multidisciplinary experts concluded that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for cervicogenic headaches and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly-prescribed medication. Researchers concluded the following: "Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity."