San Jose headache. It’s a condition many
people experience. 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 associated with neck muscles generated by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache types are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is described as
the second most common health concern around the world. 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, lessening pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Chiropractic Solutions welcomes San Jose tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
San Jose chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A current
study described how researchers utilized 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 San Jose headache sufferer
must undergo this type of testing to be taken
care of, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to help make a diagnosis and set up a
treatment plan for headache patients in a better
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated
that spinal manipulation was applied 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 called 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 decrease
and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this benefit
headache. Chiropractic Solutions provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as San Jose headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
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 enhanced
her quality of life.
Make your next San Jose headache chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions. Annoying, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Chiropractic Solutions for relief of pain and