Groton headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often
talked about ones. The cervicogenic headache is linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is associated with the
muscles of the neck generated by stress or odd
head positioning. Both headache types tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is reported as
the second most common health concern globally. A new review of published papers 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, reducing pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office welcomes Groton tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Groton chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current
study noted how researchers utilized diagnostic
block testing to pinpoint 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
more than 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 Groton headache patient
must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to help diagnose and treat headache patients more beneficially.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
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 found that SNAGs
were good for pain reduction and neck disability drop
as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this help
headache. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Groton headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
explains the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for his patient with headache and neck pain and improved
her quality of life.
Make your next Groton headache chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office for relief of pain and