Easley headache. It is a condition many people experience. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are a couple of the more commonly discussed types. The cervicogenic headache is linked to 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 tend to respond to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Young Chiropractic.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position
Tension type headache is reported as the second most common health concern around the world. A recent review of published papers for its treatment explained 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, reducing pain intensity, and diminishing stress symptoms. (1) Young Chiropractic welcomes Easley tension-headache sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Easley chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A recent study described how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Overall, 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 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 Easley headache patient must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid make a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan for headache patients more beneficially.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was employed often to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, provided superior, small, short term benefits for decreasing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual treatment. (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 good for pain reduction and neck disability decrease as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy approaches like this help headache. Young Chiropractic provides Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Easley 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 Easley headache chiropractic appointment with Young Chiropractic. Annoying, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Young Chiropractic for relief of pain and disability.