Chronic Tension Headaches Treatment
Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headaches. Many people have experienced an occasional or acute tension headache from physical or emotional stress. Chronic tension headaches are those that occur for more than 15 days a month for three or more months consecutively. At CLEAR Wellness Group, our experienced pain specialists offer chronic tension headache treatment at our clinic in Chicago.
Symptoms and Causes of Tension Headaches
What causes a tension headache? Any type of stress can result in a tension headache. Tight muscles in your neck, shoulders or jaw can irritate nerves and tissues, resulting in a tension headache. Emotional and mental stress also cause tension headaches. While there are many different types of headaches, tension headaches have specific traits, including the following symptoms:
- Dull aches, not shooting or stabbing pain
- A band of pain that can occur on both sides of the head
- Headaches lasting from less than an hour up to several days
- Tension headaches can be acute or chronic
Chronic tension headaches disrupt your life, making it difficult to concentrate or enjoy activities. Finding an effective treatment plan can improve your quality of life and give you the freedom to live life to its fullest.
At CLEAR Wellness Group, our double board certified pain physicians consider the source of chronic tension headaches to find the right treatment plan for each patient. For some patients, relieving muscle tension or nerve impingement through injection therapy may help their tension headaches. Other patients benefit from ketamine infusions to relieve anxiety, stress and chronic pain. We focus on treating the whole patient, not just the headache symptoms, to achieve long-term pain relief for our patients.
If you suffer from chronic tension headaches, treatment options are available at CLEAR Wellness Group in Chicago. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to begin diagnostic testing, and explore treatment for your chronic tension headaches.