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,
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.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
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.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
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