Headaches Specialist

Jeff  Jenkins, DC -  - Chiropractor

Jenkins Chiropractic

Jeff Jenkins, DC

Chiropractor located in San Jose, CA

A headache can debilitate you as effectively as the flu, causing time lost from work, time away from family responsibilities, and most of all -- pain. While headaches come in all shapes and sizes, from sinus headaches to migraines, tension headaches are among the most common. Something so simple as a bad day can cause headaches, but that doesn't make them any more tolerable. Happily, Dr. Jeff Jenkins of Jenkins Chiropractic in San Jose, California can help alleviate most headaches.

Headaches Q & A

What is a tension headache?

Tension headaches can affect people from all age groups, including children. Tension headaches cause pain without any other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light that often accompanies migraines. Tension headaches originate in the neck and are more prevalent among people over age 40.


If you're wondering what's causing your tension headaches, rest assured that it can be any number of triggers, including:

  • Periods of high stress
  • Periods of depression
  • Menstruation in women
  • Interrupted sleep patterns
  • Pressure at work, home or school
  • Fatigue

Even the day's weather can bring on a tension headache if you're someone who's susceptible to them. Regardless of why you're getting them, once in the throes, all you desire is relief. This is where Dr. Jenkins can help. A simple spinal adjustment may be all you need to stop debilitating tension headaches in their tracks. Headaches like these that originate in the neck show a positive response to chiropractic treatment. And if you're one of the 9 out of 10 people who suffer from headaches, this may be the best news you've had in awhile.


What are the risk factors for a tension headache?

No one knows exactly why some people get headaches, but scientists have learned that genetics may play a role. If your parents had headaches, you could very well have them too. A sugary diet could be a culprit, so could sitting for long periods of time at your computer. Take breaks, eat well, avoid clenching your teeth when you're angry and make sure to drink plenty of water each day to help reduce the frequency of episodes.


Can I get help for my headaches?

There's no need to miss work, miss your son's soccer game or miss that romantic evening out with your significant other because you're suffering from a tension headache. This condition is among one of the easiest for Dr. Jenkins to treat and is, in fact, one of the most popular reasons why clients schedule chiropractic appointments. Call Jenkins Chiropractic today for help with tension headaches.