Many people suffer with headache pain, and tension headaches are a routine problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common sources of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Dalton and the team here in our Rochester Hills, MI 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 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 researchers discovered that the spinal adjustments were helpful 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, leading to pain. Chiropractic works by eliminating these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the tissues.
If you live in Rochester Hills, MI and are struggling with any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Dalton today at (248) 977-7039 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.
Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.