Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC and the staff here in our Napa, CA chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
Research Supports Chiropractic Eases Tension Headaches
The scientific literature verifies 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 adjustments; 19 with both adjustments and suboccipital inhibition; and 19 received no treatment.
The researchers reported that the spinal adjustments were effective at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get run down, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, causing pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
We're Here to Help Patients Find Help From Tension Headaches
If you live in Napa, CA and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC today at (707) 257-3600 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.