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Vancouver Disc Centers Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

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, Position

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.


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 way.


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.

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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 disability.

Vancouver Disc Centers delivers chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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