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Neck Strain and Headaches from a Stressful Year? Chiropractic Can Help

Written By Cy-Fair HealthCare Associates on January 20, 2021

Stress Relief Just because the year  has passed doesn’t mean you’re done dealing with the delayed stress. Whether from extended quarantines or minimal to no socialization, stress levels can continue to rise long after the pandemic is over. When this isn’t properly managed, it can lead to problematic symptoms, including chronic headaches and neck strain.

Stress May Require Both Headache Treatment and Neck Pain Treatment

A stressful year can wear you down both mentally and physically. When stressed out, most people carry the strain in their upper back and neck. This causes physical tension in the shoulders and neck, as well as muscle contractions in the face and scalp. When all these symptoms combine, they can cause tension headaches.

Most people don’t realize that when tension is held for too long, it can adversely affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. Too much muscle tension can lead to injuries and can even pull your skeletal structure out of proper alignment, requiring either headache treatment, neck pain treatment, or some other chiropractic treatment to realign the body.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

The good news for those suffering from stress is that you have several viable options to explore for your neck pain and headache treatment, many of which do not require the use of medications. Chiropractic offers several solutions to help you find real relief, including:

Trigger point injections: Involves the insertion of a needle into the affected muscle and the injection of either saline or a local anesthetic.  
Massage therapy: Massage therapy involves manipulating the affected muscles to work out any areas of tension.
Chiropractic adjustment: These adjustments require the use of controlled force on the body to help return the skeletal structure to its natural alignment.

Depending on your stress and the nature of your pain, you may require a combination of these and other treatments to experience genuine pain relief.

Tend to Your Amassed Stress at Cy-Fair HealthCare Associates

Stress can adversely affect your body in ways you don’t expect. Not only can it lead to long-term pain, but it can also negatively affect your overall health and wellbeing. So, if you are dealing with excessive stress, make sure you are seeking out appropriate help.

If you are having trouble dealing with your stress, contact the Cy-Fair HealthCare Associates team today.

Posted In: Chiropractic Stress Relief