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52 | Tension Headaches | The Cause and Recommended Solutions

The Optimal Body

Health & Fitness

Are headaches a constant nuisance in your life? Listen in as Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom explains tension headaches and their root causes.  If you or a loved one experiences these types of headaches regularly, prevention techniques provided in this podcast may relieve symptoms at a higher rate than over the counter drugs.  After listening, you will walk away with the knowledge necessary to achieve a less tense, optimal body. What You Will Learn in this PT Pearl: 00:53 – Studies behind the commonness of tension headaches, especially in women 02:05 – What tension headaches entail 04:16 – The root cause of tension headaches 05:22 – First recommendation to release stress or tension 08:02 – Why some techniques may help more with tension headaches than over the counter drugs 10:49 – How structure and posture can create tension headaches 14:40 – What the third diaphragm is and how it can create tension headaches 17:00 – Why neck retraction exercises are beneficial 17:58 – Why foundations, especially breathwork, are so important to have in your daily routine To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? Items mentioned in this episode include: Breathwork TOB Podcast: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode11/ Don’t forget your 10% DISCOUNT on your next IntelliRoll with code: "DOCJEN" at checkout: https://intelliroll.com/?rfsn=629552.d5440 Research Citations: Chowdhury, D. (2012). Tension type headache. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 15(5), 83. doi:10.4103/0972-2327.100023 Harvard Publishing. (2018, December). Tension Headache. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/tension-headache-a-to-z Maistrello, L. F., Rafanelli, M., & Turolla, A. (2019). Manual Therapy and Quality of Life in People with Headache: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Current Pain and Headache Reports, 23(10). doi:10.1007/s11916-019-0815-8 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (2020). Tension headache. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000797.htm To check out the full show notes and the rest of Doc Jen's website, click here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode52 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/TOBpodcast/message


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