Montreal headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly
talked about types. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is related to the
muscles of the neck brought on by stress or odd
head positioning. Both headache types are responsive
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic.
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
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, reducing pain intensity, and decreasing
stress symptoms. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic welcomes Montreal tension-headache
sufferers and their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Montreal chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A recent
study described how researchers utilized 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 principal complaint was headache
over 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 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 Montreal headache patient
must undergo this type of procedure 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
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted
that spinal manipulation was applied 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 approaches.
(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 drop
and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy approaches like this help
headache. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic provides Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Montreal headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
explains the effectiveness and gentleness
of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management for his patient with headache and neck pain and enhanced
her quality of life.
Schedule your next Montreal headache chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic for relief of pain and