New Roads headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more often
discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is associated
with issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is related to neck muscles caused by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache forms are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
New Roads Chiropractic Center.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is noted 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 decreasing
stress symptoms. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes New Roads tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
New Roads chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current
study described how researchers used diagnostic
block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most common
source. In patients whose dominant 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 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 New Roads headache sufferer
must undergo this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to aid make a diagnosis and treat headache patients in a better
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated
that spinal manipulation was applied often
to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, provided
superior, small, short term benefits for reducing 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 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 help
headache. New Roads Chiropractic Center uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as New Roads headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
shares the effective, gentle treatment with 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 New Roads headache chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at New Roads Chiropractic Center for relief of pain and