Plainville headache. It’s 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 associated with the
muscles of the neck generated by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache types are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is reported as
the second most common health concern around the
globe. A new review of published papers for its care
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 lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Layden Chiropractic welcomes Plainville tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Plainville chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A current
study detailed how researchers utilized diagnostic
block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. In general, the C2-3 level was the most common
source. In patients whose principal complaint was headache
over neck pain, the C2-3 was the source for 62%, C1-2 for 7%,
and C3-4 for 6%. For patients whose neck pain was greater
than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%,
and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Plainville headache sufferer
must experience this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to help diagnose and set up a
treatment plan for headache patients in a better
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted
that spinal manipulation was employed often
to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied
superior, small, short term benefits for decreasing pain,
headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual approaches.
(3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural
apophyseal glides) has been described in the medical literature.
In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers found that 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. Layden Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Plainville headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
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 improved
her quality of life.
Schedule your next Plainville headache chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic. Annoying, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Layden Chiropractic for relief of pain and