Many people suffer from 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. Pittman and the team here in our San Angelo chiropractic office have a lot of experience in treating.
The scientific literature confirms our results: 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 discovered 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 getting rid of these stresses and restoring the normal nerve function to the area.
If you live in San Angelo and suffer from any kind of headache, we're here to help you get relief. Call Dr. Pittman today at (325) 223-9355 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.
Dr. Pittman has been practicing in San Angelo since 2003 and has been privileged to have the opportunity to help over 2500 new patients from all over our area during that time.