Tension Headaches

by David Drysdale, Osteopath

Tension headaches account for 90% of headaches. 

The causes of Tension Headaches include: 

  • Stress, usually at the end of a working day 
  • Poor sleep 
  • Poor posture and uncomfortable working positions 
  • Irregular eating patterns and skipped meals 
  • Eyestrain 
  • Caffeine withdrawal 
  • Dehydration

The majority of tension headaches are caused by resulting muscle spasm and osteopathic treatmentcan usually ease the symptoms.

When the underlying cause is identified, such as trigger points, neck problems or irregular eating patterns, tension headaches should become a thing of the past.  

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