West Des Moines headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two 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 associated with 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
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is described as
the second most common health concern around the world. A recent 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 decreasing headache frequency, enhancing
quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and decreasing
stress symptoms. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa welcomes West Des Moines tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
West Des Moines 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. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most frequent
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 West Des Moines headache patient
must undergo this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to aid make a diagnosis and treat headache patients in a better
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated
that spinal manipulation was applied 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 called 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 drop
as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this benefit
headache. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as West Des Moines headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes 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 West Des Moines headache chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for relief of pain and