Williamson headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and
tension-type headaches are a couple of the more commonly
discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints.
The tension-type headache is associated with neck muscles brought on by stress or odd
head positioning. Both headache forms tend to respond
to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at
Apple Country Chiropractic.
SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress,
Tension type headache is noted as
the second most common health concern globally. A recent review of published studies 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, improving
quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and decreasing
stress symptoms. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes Williamson tension-headache
sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.
SOURCE OF HEADACHE: Cervical Joint
Williamson chiropractic patients want to understand
the source of their headache. A recent
study detailed how researchers utilized diagnostic
block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the
headache. Overall, the C2-3 level was the most common
source. In patients whose principal 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 Williamson 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 more beneficially.
MANUAL TREATMENT FOR HEADACHE
In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated
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 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 decrease
and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache.
(4) Manual therapy treatments like this help
headache. Apple Country Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gliding,
doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Williamson headache
and neck pain.
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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.
Schedule your next Williamson headache chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic. Bothersome, life-disrupting
headaches may meet their match at Apple Country Chiropractic for relief of pain and