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 Dr. Messerschmidt and the personnel here in our Juneau chiropractic office have a lot of experience in dealng with.
The scientific literature shows our findings: 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 therapist 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 authors discovered that the spinal adjustments were beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal 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 omiting these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
If you live in Juneau and suffer from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Messerschmidt today at (907) 789-1344 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.