Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches
Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a frequent problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headaches, and ones that Dr. Phelts and the team here in our New York chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Proves Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches
The scientific literature confirms our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated 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 helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
We're Here to Help Patients Find Comfort From Tension Headaches
If you live in New York and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Phelts today at (212) 286-2012 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.