Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain, and ones that Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes and the staff here in our State College chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
The scientific literature confirms our findings: 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 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, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by removing these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
If you live in State College and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes today at (814) 308-9352 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.