Many people suffer from headaches caused by muscle spasms between the base of the skull and the neck. If diagnosed and treated correctly, tension-type headaches can be alleviated rapidly.
Major and minor automobile accidents and falls can alter the intricate system of ligaments and muscles responsible for maintaining levelness and supporting the weight of the head. Whiplash injuries to ligament and tendon fibers often heal incompletely, leaving microtears.
In these weakened areas, muscles spasms may occur and impede arterial, nervous, venous and lymphatic flow to and from the base of the skull and neck which may lead to headaches in the back of the neck and / or a tight band or vice-like feeling in the forehead that may or may not become worse with stress. Prolotherapy / RIT has been successful in stimulating a complete resolution of tension headaches caused by whiplash.
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