Tension Headaches

Tension Headache Treatment From Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville

Tension headaches account for a large portion of the headaches most people experience. A feeling of tightness, throbbing, pain in the temples, or in a band around the back of your head can all be indications of a tension headache. Fortunately, as your upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville, we are well-equipped to get you relief from your tension headaches. Get in touch with us to schedule an appointment and discover the difference upper cervical chiropractic care can make!tension headache treatment from your upper cervical chiropractor in marysville

Understanding Tension Headaches

While the name does give a good indication of the nature of a tension headache, the fact is that tension headaches can vary widely in their source and their symptoms. The cause of your tension headache may be different than the cause of someone else’s, and the symptoms you experience may vary considerably as well. What they all have in common is that they arise from increasing tension in your body, and they are all uncomfortable and often painful.

Symptoms of tension headaches include:

  • Aching in the head, usually dull and persistent
  • Sensitivity of the scalp
  • Tenderness in the muscles supporting your head, including your shoulders and neck
  • A feeling of pressure or tightness along the back of the head, on the sides of the head or across the forehead

There are two types of tension headaches:


Most people experience episodic tension headaches, which can last anywhere from a half hour to a full week. Episodic tension headaches may happen infrequently, or they may happen repeatedly. For a tension headache to be classified as frequent episodic, it must happen for fewer than 15 days out of the month, for a period of three months in a row.


Chronic tension headaches may last for hours, or they may be relatively constant. For a tension headache to be classified as chronic it must occur more than 15 days out of a month, and it must happen for a period of three months in a row.

How Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Treatments Can Help

At Health First Chiropractic, we practice the Blair technique, often referred to as Blair upper cervical chiropractic. The Blair technique focuses on the upper neck portion of your spine. Unlike many other chiropractic techniques, the Blair technique avoids the jerking and popping that most people are familiar with. Instead, we use gentle pressure and specific techniques to guide the vertebrae back into alignment.

Our use of the Blair technique allows us to realign your spine and relieve pressure on the nerves in your spine, which may be causing your tension headaches. Once the pressure is removed and alignment is achieved, your body’s own natural healing processes can take over. Upper cervical chiropractic care may be able to provide not only short-term relief but also a long-term solution for your tension headaches.

Call Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Marysville Today!

Serving Lake Stevens and Snohomish County area, we are your source for tension headache treatment. Please contact your upper cervical chiropractor in Marysville at 360-658-1987 to schedule your appointment!


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