If you suffer from chronic headaches, I don’t need to tell you how debilitating they can be. The aching, throbbing, vice-like pain that steadily increases throughout the day leaves you a wreck by the time 5 o’clock rolls around. Any chiropractor knows that muscle tension plays a big part in most types of headaches. Especially tension headaches. But that doesn’t mean all them address the muscle tension.
Muscles in the neck directly attach to the bones that make up the neck joints. When these muscles get tight from chronic stress, too much caffeine and being overworked a situation develops when they simply do not allow the neck to move normally. This puts even more pressure on other areas like the shoulders and soon we have conditions perfect for creating daily headaches.
This is why is it so important to address the muscle tension as well as the joint malfunction since they are both directly involved in the headache coming back day after day. At our New Richmond and Glenwood City offices I see lots of people with headaches. And on 100% of these people the neck muscles are tighter than they should be. Some people also have knots in the muscle and others have ropey bands of tender muscle tissue. All of these are signs that the muscles are not letting the joints move like they should.
Enter soft tissue massage. It doesn’t take much to relax the muscles in the neck prior to an adjustment. 2-4 minutes of focused massage is often enough to reduce muscle tension to the point where the adjustments go easily and normal joint motion is restored. Over the course of several visits with the muscle massage repeated each time it is common for patients suffering from headaches to see substantial decreases in pain and frequency of headaches.
This powerful combination of muscle massage and chiropractic adjustments works great for headaches. If you suffer from headaches call our office today. We can be reached at 715-246-7500 and you can schedule appointments for either our New Richmond or Glenwood City offices. You can also check out our website www.arvoldchiro.com for more information and to join our popular email list.
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