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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

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, Position

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.


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.


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.

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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 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 disability.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre delivers chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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