Oxford headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly
talked about ones. The cervicogenic headache is linked to 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 peculiar
head positioning. Both headache types tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
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
explained 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 lowering
stress symptoms. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes Oxford tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Oxford chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A current
study noted how researchers used diagnostic
block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. In general, 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 Oxford headache sufferer
must undergo this type of testing to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare
providers to aid diagnose and treat headache patients in a better
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 called 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 drop
as well as range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this help
headache. Satterwhite Chiropractic provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Oxford headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 improved
her quality of life.
Make your next Oxford headache chiropractic appointment with Satterwhite Chiropractic. Annoying, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Satterwhite Chiropractic for relief of pain and