Richmond headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more often
discussed types. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is linked to the
muscles of the neck caused by stress or odd
head positioning. Both headache forms tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
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 studies for its care
found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised
physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were
as beneficial for decreasing headache frequency, improving
quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and diminishing
stress symptoms. (1) Johnson Chiropractic welcomes Richmond tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Richmond chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current
study described 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 common
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 Richmond headache patient
must experience this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to aid make a diagnosis 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 frequently
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 called SNAGs (sustained natural
apophyseal glides) has been described in the medical literature.
In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers found that SNAGs
were effective for pain reduction and neck disability decrease
as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy treatments like this help
headache. Johnson Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Richmond headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
shares 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.
Schedule your next Richmond headache chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Johnson Chiropractic for relief of pain and