Southern New Hampshire headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is linked to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is linked to neck muscles brought on by stress or peculiar head positioning. Both headache types tend to respond to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at New Hampshire Spine and Sport.
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 papers 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) New Hampshire Spine and Sport welcomes Southern New Hampshire tension-headache sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Southern New Hampshire 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 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 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 Southern New Hampshire headache sufferer must experience this type of testing 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 noted that spinal manipulation was applied often to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied superior, small, short term benefits for decreasing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual treatment. (3) One relieving treatment called SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been explained in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how 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 help headache. New Hampshire Spine and Sport uses Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Southern New Hampshire 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 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 Southern New Hampshire headache chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport. Annoying, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at New Hampshire Spine and Sport for relief of pain and disability.