Minster Chiropractic Center Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

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, Position

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.


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.


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.

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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.

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 disability.

Minster Chiropractic Center delivers chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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