While not as serious as migraines, headaches can still cause extreme discomfort and downright ruin your day. Tension headaches, as opposed to migraine headaches, are most commonly caused by a spasm in the RCPM muscle that’s in your neck. This muscle is attached to the protective tissue on your skull through a tendon, so when it spasms, it affects the entire system.
The tissue on your skull is incredibly sensitive, so when it faces a spasm, the pain receptors there light up quite intensely. To reduce this pain, the sensible thing to do would be to loosen the spasming muscle. Chiropractors can do exactly that by manipulating the top of your cervical muscles by your neck. This will reduce the tension and effectively eliminate the root cause of your headache.