Tension headaches are very common. In fact, nearly 90% of all headaches are tension headaches. These headaches tend to affect women more so than men. A tension headache can last any length of time from minutes to months to years, though the majority of tension headaches last between 4 and 6 hours.
Symptoms of Tension Headaches
Common symptoms of tension headaches include:
- Pain radiating from the lower back of the head or neck
- Feeling of constant pressure in the head
- Pain on both sides of the head simultaneously
- Feeling as though head is constricted by a band
Causes of Tension Headaches
Common causes of tension headaches include:
- Sleep deprivation
- Spending excessive time periods in an uncomfortable position or with poor posture
- Eye strain, especially from looking at a computer screen
- Excessive muscle tension around the head and neck
- Teeth clenching
How ASTR Relieves Headache Pain
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats tension headaches in a gentle, effective, and natural way. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of these headaches, not just the symptoms. Many patients have testified that their headache symptoms had lessened or disappeared only minutes after beginning their first treatments! Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced pain relief from awful headaches through ASTR treatment.