Toronto headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often
talked about types. The cervicogenic headache is associated
with issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is linked to the
muscles of the neck generated by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache forms tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is noted 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 decreasing headache frequency, improving
quality of life, reducing pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcomes Toronto tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Toronto chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A recent
study noted how researchers used diagnostic
block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most common
source. In patients whose dominant 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 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 Toronto headache patient
must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to help make a diagnosis and treat headache patients more beneficially.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted
that spinal manipulation was employed often
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 described in the medical literature.
In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how 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. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Toronto headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
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.
Make your next Toronto headache chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre for relief of pain and