Ashburn headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly
discussed types. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is linked to neck muscles generated by stress or odd
head positioning. Both headache types are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is reported as
the second most common health concern around the
globe. 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 reducing headache frequency, enhancing
quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and decreasing
stress symptoms. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn welcomes Ashburn tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Ashburn chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A current
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%. For patients whose neck pain was greater
than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%,
and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Ashburn headache patient
must experience this type of testing to be taken
care of, 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 stated
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 explained 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 treatments like this benefit
headache. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Ashburn headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes the effectiveness and gentleness
of 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 Ashburn headache chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn for relief of pain and