Many people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy world. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache pain and ones that Dr. Myers and the personnel here in our Asheville chiropractic office have a lot of experience in helping.
The scientific literature confirms 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 treatment; 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 adjustments were mixed with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by removing these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
If you live in Asheville and are dealing with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Myers today at (828) 676-0963 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.