Vancouver headache. It’s a condition many
people experience. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly
discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is linked to neck muscles generated by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache types tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Vancouver Disc Centers.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is described as
the second most common health concern globally. A new review of published studies for its care
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, lessening pain intensity, and diminishing
stress symptoms. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers welcomes Vancouver tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Vancouver chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A recent
study described how researchers utilized diagnostic
block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. Overall, 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 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 Vancouver headache sufferer
must experience this type of testing to be helped, but the results were interesting 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 noted
that spinal manipulation was employed frequently
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 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. Vancouver Disc Centers provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Vancouver headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
explains 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 Vancouver headache chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. Annoying, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Vancouver Disc Centers for relief of pain and