Nashua headache. It’s a condition many people experience. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is associated with issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is associated with the muscles of the neck brought on by stress or odd head positioning. Both headache types tend to respond to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Moriarty Chiropractic.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position
Tension type headache is reported as the second most common health concern around the world. A new review of published papers for its treatment found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for decreasing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, reducing pain intensity, and diminishing stress symptoms. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes Nashua tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Nashua chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A recent study detailed how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Overall, the C2-3 level was the most frequent 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 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 Nashua headache sufferer must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid make a diagnosis and set up a treatment plan for headache patients in a better way.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted that spinal manipulation was used frequently to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied superior, small, short term benefits for reducing 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 found that SNAGs were effective for pain reduction and neck disability decrease and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy treatments like this benefit headache. Moriarty Chiropractic provides Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Nashua 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 Nashua headache chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. Bothersome, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Moriarty Chiropractic for relief of pain and disability.