Johnson Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

July 06, 2022

Richmond 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 linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is associated with neck muscles caused by stress or odd head positioning. Both headache types are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Johnson Chiropractic.

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

Tension type headache is noted as the second most common health concern globally. A new review of published papers for its treatment found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for decreasing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and diminishing stress symptoms. (1) Johnson Chiropractic welcomes Richmond tension-headache sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Richmond chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current study noted how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most frequent source. In patients whose chief complaint was headache more than 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 Richmond headache patient must experience this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare providers to aid diagnose and treat headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was employed frequently to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied superior, small, short term benefits for reducing 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 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.

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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.

Make 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 disability.

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