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Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

Sitka headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are two of the more often discussed types. The cervicogenic headache is linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is linked to the muscles of the neck generated by stress or odd head positioning. Both headache forms are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.

SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position

Tension type headache is reported as the second most common health concern globally. A recent review of published studies for its care found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for reducing headache frequency, improving quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and diminishing stress symptoms. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka welcomes Sitka tension-headache sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Sitka chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current study described 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 common source. In patients whose principal complaint was headache over neck pain, the C2-3 was the source for 62%, C1-2 for 7%, and C3-4 for 6%. For 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 Sitka headache patient must experience this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to help make a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan for headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was used frequently to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied superior, small, short term benefits for reducing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual approaches. (3) One relieving treatment called SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been described in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers found that SNAGs were good for pain reduction and neck disability decrease as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy treatments like this benefit headache. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka provides Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Sitka headache and neck pain.

CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares 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.

Schedule your next Sitka headache chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka. Annoying, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for relief of pain and disability.

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka provides chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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