Many people suffer from headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headaches, and ones that Dr. Kaden and the team here in our Redondo Beach chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Shows 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 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 beneficial at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when spinal adjustments were combined with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
We’re Here to Help People Find Help From Tension Headaches
If you live in Redondo Beach and are dealing with any kind of headache, we’re here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Kaden today at (310) 251-0862 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.