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Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

Carrolltown headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often talked about ones. The cervicogenic headache is associated with issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is related to the muscles of the neck generated by stress or odd head positioning. Both headache forms are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation.

SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position

Tension type headache is reported as the second most common health concern around the world. A recent review of published studies for its treatment found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for reducing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and diminishing stress symptoms. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes Carrolltown tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Carrolltown chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A recent study detailed how researchers used diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. In general, the C2-3 level was the most frequent source. In patients whose principal complaint was headache more than neck pain, the C2-3 was the source for 62%, C1-2 for 7%, and C3-4 for 6%. In patients whose neck pain was worse than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%, and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Carrolltown headache sufferer must undergo this type of testing to be taken care of, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid diagnose and treat headache patients in a better way.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was employed frequently to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, provided superior, small, short term benefits for decreasing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual treatment. (3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been explained in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how SNAGs were good for pain reduction and neck disability decrease and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy approaches like this benefit headache. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation uses Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Carrolltown headache and neck pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with headache and neck pain and enhanced her quality of life.

Make your next Carrolltown headache chiropractic appointment with Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Bothersome, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation for relief of pain and disability.

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation provides chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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