Janet Kinne was skeptical. Dig out her chronic tension headaches?
But she was desperate. The 57-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida, resident’s
headaches were so bad, on some days she could hardly walk.
“I’m a real estate agent and need to be ready for clients on a moment’s notice,” she
said. “The headaches and terrible neck pain were literally crippling me.”
She went to her doctor, who gave her a prescription for muscle relaxants that
“I couldn’t drive,” she said. “This was no way to live.”
She decided to do an Internet search on chronic tension headaches and discovered
“I immediately read the information there and recognized my symptoms,” she said,
which lead her to try a holistic treatment program offered on the site, How
to Get Permanent Relief From Chronic Tension Headaches.
Program author Paul Bacho, a certified athletic trainer in Cleveland, Ohio, explained
that tight and spasmed neck, shoulder and upper back muscles often cause chronic
“They restrict blood flow to the back of the head and irritate nerve endings there,”
said Bacho, 51. “It’s like stepping on a turned-on garden hose.”
His program involves a soft-tissue manipulation technique that calls for “digging”
into the neck, shoulders and upper back vigorously.
“If you want to get rid of chronic tension headaches, you’ve got to get rid of the
tightness and muscle spasms,” he said. “The problem is that the spasms are all
scarred down because they are constantly tearing.”
That’s where his digging technique comes in.
“It breaks down that scar tissue,” he said. “That allows the muscles to relax, which
makes the headaches go away.”
Kinne is relaxing a lot more since utilizing Bacho’s program.
“I had been plagued for months with this pain and being pain-free is so liberating,”
she said. “I feel like a new person.”