Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache and ones that Dr. Valente and the personnel here in our New York chiropractic office have a lot of experience in dealng with.
The scientific literature shows our results: A 2016 study from Spain treated a group of 76 men and women 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 care; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.
The researchers discovered that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed out, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
If you live in New York and suffer 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.
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.