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Frank J. Valente, DC, PC

Chiropractic Effective for Tension Headaches

New York Headache Treatment by Dr. ValenteMany people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Valente 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 shows 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 doctor 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 combined with the suboccipital inhibition.

When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.

We're Here to Help Patients Find Help From Tension Headaches

If you live in New York and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Valente today at (917) 338-7917 for an appointment or more information.

Reference

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.