Minster headache. It’s a condition many
people experience. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often
talked about ones. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is related to the
muscles of the neck caused by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache forms tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Minster Chiropractic Center.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is described as
the second most common health concern globally. A recent 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, reducing pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center welcomes Minster tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Minster 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 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 Minster headache sufferer
must experience this type of testing to be taken
care of, 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 noted
that spinal manipulation was used 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 approaches.
(3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural
apophyseal glides) has been described in the medical literature.
In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how SNAGs
were good for pain reduction and neck disability drop
and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this benefit
headache. Minster Chiropractic Center provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Minster headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
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.
Schedule your next Minster headache chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Minster Chiropractic Center for relief of pain and