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,
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.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
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
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
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.
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
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