Largo headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are a couple 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 caused by stress or peculiar
head positioning. Both headache types are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Hollstrom & Associates Inc.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is reported as
the second most common health concern around the world. A recent review of published studies for its treatment
explained 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, lessening pain intensity, and lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc welcomes Largo tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Largo chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current
study described how researchers used diagnostic
block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most common
source. In patients whose chief 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 Largo headache sufferer
must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare
providers to aid make a diagnosis and treat headache patients more beneficially.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted
that spinal manipulation was employed frequently
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 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 treatments like this benefit
headache. Hollstrom & Associates Inc provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Largo headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 Largo headache chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Hollstrom & Associates Inc for relief of pain and