Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches
Many people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headaches, and ones that Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic and the staff here in our Philadelphia chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Shows Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches
The scientific literature verifies our results: A 2016 study from Spain managed a group of 76 patients with chronic tension headaches. The participants were divided into four treatment groups: 19 patients were treated with suboccipital inhibition (the therapist presses on the tight tissues at the top of the spine); 19 with chiropractic adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.
The authors found that the spinal adjustments were effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
We're Here to Help Clients Find Relief From Tension Headaches
If you live in Philadelphia and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic today at (215) 743-5330 for an appointment or more information.
Espi-Lopez GV, Rodriguez-Blanco C, Oliva-Pascual-Vaca A, et al. Do manual therapy techniques have a positive effect on quality of life in people with tension-type headache? A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine 2016; February 29.