Layden Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

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 Layden Chiropractic.

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

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.


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 way.


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.

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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 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 disability.

Layden Chiropractic delivers chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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