Headaches affect just about everyone at some point. Although headaches can be due to a wide variety of causes, the majority of recurrent headaches are of two types: tension headaches and migraine headaches.

Tension Headaches

Most people describe a tension headache as a constant dull, achy feeling either on one side or both sides of the head, often described as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes.

Tension headaches are often the result of stress or bad posture, which stresses the spine and muscles in the upper back and neck. Although the pain can at times be severe, tension headaches are usually not associated with other symptoms, such as nausea or vomiting. Various research studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is very effective for treating tension headaches.