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Pain Caused by Holiday Stress: How a Denville Chiropractor Can Help

Written By Commons Chiropractic Center on January 7, 2021

rsz headache6Millions of Americans suffer from regular headaches. 

Stress often is a headache trigger, as it can cause muscle tension and inflammation. During this time of year, holiday stress can exacerbate your neck pain, leading to more frequent headaches. 

Thankfully, there is a safe, long-term solution: chiropractic headache treatment in Denville. 

Holiday Stress—A Common Headache Trigger

Holiday stress contributes to increased frequency of headaches, migraines, mood changes, high blood pressure, and heart attacks during the winter months.

Other common headache triggers include: 

  • Sugar
  • Food sensitivities
  • Lights
  • Noise (loud noises or those of a particular pitch/frequency)
  • Insomnia or sleep disturbances 

During the holidays, you can experience an increase in the number of triggers you experience. Stress leads to sleep issues. Loud noises at parties (even those via Zoom or intimate, in-person gatherings) can induce a headache. Eating rich foods or those you normally try to stay away from can lead to an increased inflammatory response, causing more pain. 

Chiropractic Neck Pain and Headache Treatment in Denville

Dr. Michael Irhin has nearly 20+ years of chiropractic experience, and he is completely dedicated to your care.

When you visit Dr. Irhin, he will create a headache treatment plan that includes neck pain treatment options. The treatment plan is unique to your specific needs. It will help: 

  • Increase muscle flexibility
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promote proper spinal alignment

Some therapies that Dr. Irhin can include in your treatment plan include: 

  • Spinal adjustments to prevent nerve compression
  • Massage to relax the muscles
  • Various types of relaxation training
  • At-home stretching exercises
  • Decompression
  • Muscle Stimulation
  • Heat/ice therapies

Utilizing a variety of chiropractic modalities allows your Denville chiropractor to provide fast relief. The therapies will also prevent long-term damage and keep your body functioning optimally. 

Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

In addition to seeing your Denville chiropractor for headache and neck pain treatment, do not forget to take steps to care for your health this season. 

  • Take time out for yourself
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  • Exercise regularly
  • Focus on your diet

Caring for your physical, mental, and emotional health can reduce holiday stress, decreasing the frequency and intensity of your headaches. Sometimes, that isn’t quite enough, and you may need to seek out a professional.

Are you struggling with neck pain and headaches? Dr. Irhin at Commons Chiropractic Center can help! Contact us at 973-366-3335 to schedule your chiropractic care session.

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