Many people experience headache pain, and tension headaches are a common problem in our busy lives. Postural problems and stress are common causes of tension headache, and ones that Dr. Matthisen and the team here in our Anchorage chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
The scientific literature verifies our findings: A 2016 study from Spain managed 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 helpful at relieving pain, and that the best results were found when adjustments were coupled with the suboccipital inhibition.
When we get stressed, the nerves and tissues in the neck can be disrupted, resulting in pain. Chiropractic works by getting rid of these strains and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
If you live in Anchorage and are suffering from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Matthisen today at (907) 349-4212 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.