Chiropractic Care and Tension Headaches:
Increasing joint mobility in the cervical spine and flexibility in the neck to relieve tension is a critical component in treating tension type headaches. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, several clinical trials indicate that spinal manipulation therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches. When compared to prescription medication, The benefits of spinal manipulation lasted longer, had less side effects, and patients still showed improvement after one month followup without care. Another study found a 50% reduction of headache severity after a single session of spinal manipulation.

At Chicago InHealth Center, our doctors have extensive training at performing safe, gentle joint mobilizations aimed at reducing pain and dysfunction associated with tension headaches. For patients who are uncomfortable with spinal manipulation, other effective treatment options are available at the clinic that are just as effective. Many times a combination of different therapies are recommended to achieve the fastest and most affective results. Acupuncture is also available at the clinic for targeting specific areas of the neck and head for quickly reducing tension buildup in these areas.

Active Release Techniques , Graston Techniques, and clinical massage are often used to quickly release muscle tension and myofascial restrictions in the head and neck. Patients who are candidates for these therapies ofter experience a release of symptoms during the treatment and improvements are usually permanent.

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Active Release Techniques
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I had broken my tailbone a few years ago and recently was having more pain around it. I thought surgery may be my only option, but decided to try chiropractic care for the injury and I’m so glad I found this place! Dr. Pommerehn is amazing! He was very upfront and honest during our initial exam and thoroughly explained every part of the treatment plan. Given the extent of my I injury we weren’t sure treatment would help, but his patience and treatment paid off! After a few weeks of intense treatment (three times a week) I have been able to manage the pain of this injury. I no longer have r…
Kassandra
This is a great place.  Dr. Pommerehn was so good. I had lots of problems with my shoulder, which we tried therapy on to fix.  He explained everything in detail, and finally when my shoulder did not get completely better, he sent me for an MRI, which showed a tear.  He said I would might need surgery. No one could believe that a Chiropractor was helping me so much – I really appreciated the work that he did with me, and the honesty with which he treated me. I will definitely use this place again.
Ellen
I have had some medical issues that I have not been able to resolve for the past few years. Having tried Western medicine and holistic methods, I decided to try out acupuncture. I was not sure where to find a good acupuncturist (other than Chinatown). I really wanted someone I could communicate my problems to and who could communicate with me so that I could understand everything. Dr. Zhao was the answer to my problems. She speaks English and some Mandarin! I had told Dr. Zhao that it was my first time to acupuncture and told her my problems.  She explained everything thoroughly to me a…
Janet
The doctors here are wonderful. Dr Pommerehn helped me find ways to take care of my back after it had left me immobilized and unable to go to work.
Sean
Let me first start by saying that I was totally against any type of chiropractic care until I hurt my back earlier this year.  After some nudging from a coworker, I decided it was time to get help.  I searched for a Chiropractor in my area and the Chicago Whole Health Center came up.  I called immediately and spoke with Dr. Graham Pommerehn aka “Dr. Feel Good”!  I was truly surprised and overjoyed that I felt so much better after my first visit!  “Dr. Feel Good” worked his magic on me and did it with the best bedside manner I have ever experienced.  He is patient, gentle, funny and kind. I…
Carolyn
Great service and great people.  I’ve had chronic back problems over the last 20 years and have been to a number of loop area places and Chicago Whole Health is definitely the standout.  On my first visit it was clear that their interests truly lie in resolving the issue rather than ensuring a larger number of visits (they showed me how to effectively self treat to the extent possible).  While I went there only for lower back issues, they offer a pretty expansive line of services.  I highly recommend this place to anyone.
Paul