RESEARCH: How Effective is Manual and Manipulative Therapy in Tension Headache Treatment?

Friday, August 14th, 2015
People that aren’t raised going to the chiropractor or have little experience with chiropractic in general are usually surprised to find out that chiropractic is significantly effective for the treating of headaches. Certainly cervicogenic or tension headaches. Here’s some research to prove why we use chiropractic manipulative therapy as well as manual therapy techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial therapy, or massage therapy in the treatment of headaches.

Why They Did It

The authors were trying to assess the effectiveness of manual and/or manipulative therapies in the treatment of neck range of motion in patients with tension-type headaches.How Did They Do It?

  • The research was a randomized, controlled clinical trial.
  • 84 subjects enrolled made up of 68 women and 16 men.
  • All participants were diagnosed with tension-type headaches.
  • They were divided into 3 groups: Manual therapy, Manipulative therapy, and a combination of manual and manipulative.
  • There was also a control group
  • 4 treatment sessions administered over 4 weeks

What Did They Find

  • All 3 treatment groups had a significant amount of improvement.
  • Cervical ranges of motion were improved.
  • The frequency of headaches was reduced with manipulative treatment.

Wrap Up

Both manual AND manipulative therapy when combined or used alone showed to be effective in tension-type headache treatments.

This research was performed by Esp-Lopez Gemma V., PhD, PT and Gomez-Conesa Antonia, Phd, PT and can be found at this link.

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled.  We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising your general, overall level of health!  

Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think. 

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Till next time……

The Amarillo Chiropractor Blog is written by Dr. Jeff Williams.

Amarillo TX Amarillo Pain & Accident Chiropractic Clinic provides customized chiropractic care to the Amarillo, Canyon, Pampa, Happy, White Deer, Dumas, Groom, Conway, Panhandle, Claude, Clarendon, Borger, Tulia, Hereford, Fritch, Bushland, and Vega communities. Visit our main website at www.amarillochiropractor.com for customized Chiropractic in Amarillo TX.

Choose several options to schedule your appointment: call (806) 355-3000 or click the button below for our contact info.
 
by Jeff S. Williams, D.C.
Chiropractor in Amarillo
Accident Chiropractic
Creek Stone Integrated Care
www.amarillochiropractor.com

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic . Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled.  We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising your general, overall level of health!  Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.

This week’s blog was inspired by an article in Dynamic Chiropractic found here.

And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!   We cannot make a difference without your help.

Till next time……

The Amarillo Chiropractor Blog is written by Dr. Jeff Williams.

Amarillo TX Amarillo Pain & Accident Chiropractic Clinic provides customized chiropractic care to the Amarillo, Canyon, Pampa, Happy, White Deer, Dumas, Groom, Conway, Panhandle, Claude, Clarendon, Borger, Tulia, Hereford, Fritch, Bushland, and Vega communities. Visit our main website at www.amarillochiropractor.com for customized Chiropractic in Amarillo TX.

Choose several options to schedule your appointment: call (806) 355-3000 or click the button below for our contact info.
 
by Jeff S. Williams, D.C.
Chiropractors in Amarillo
Accident Chiropractic
www.amarillochiropractor.com