Colorado Springs headache. It’s a condition many
people experience. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two 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 linked 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
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is noted as
the second most common health concern around the world. A recent 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 decreasing headache frequency, improving
quality of life, reducing pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR welcomes Colorado Springs tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Colorado Springs chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A recent
study detailed how researchers used diagnostic
block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. In general, the C2-3 level was the most frequent
source. In patients whose chief complaint was headache
over 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 Colorado Springs headache patient
must experience 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 in a better
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted
that spinal manipulation was applied 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 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 effective for pain reduction and neck disability drop
and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy treatments like this help
headache. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Colorado Springs headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effective, gentle treatment with 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 Colorado Springs headache chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR for relief of pain and