What are Tension Headaches?

Tension headaches are usually characterized as a tight painful band felt around the circumference of the head, and will typically last for several hours. The pain can sometimes be described as creeping slowly from the neck and into the scalp. The levels of pain felt will range from a dull ache to a throbbing pain in the entire skull.  In most cases tension and trigger points in the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders are the cause of tension headaches. Poor sleep, stress, poor posture and long hours of office work are the typical causes of tension headaches. 

Treatment of Tension Headaches

Most cases of tension headaches are treated using over the counter medication such as ibuprofen. 

Treatment with Muscular Therapy

As described earlier tension headaches originate from active trigger points housed within the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders. Using a combination of deep muscular therapy, dry needling and trigger point therapy Ynon Lerner releases these trigger points, reducing the frequency and severity of tension headaches, sometimes totally eliminating them permanently. Post-treatment instruction in ways of correcting posture and avoiding headaches is included in the treatment of headaches.