We see a considerable number of people with headaches in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has been able to assist many of them. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one half of all adults deal with some manner of headache problem, so this certainly isn’t shocking. One of the most prevalent kinds of headaches that our patients have problems with is cervicogenic headache which, fortunately, chiropractic can usually help.
Cervicogenic Headaches Explained
A cervicogenic headache is one that originates from a problem in the cervical spine. It can be because of a condition with either the spine itself (specifically, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it could be brought on by a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This problem in your spine produces constriction or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can generate headache pain.
How can you find out if the headache you are enduring is a cervicogenic headache? Other than obtaining a diagnosis from a healthcare expert, a typical symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or pain in your neck. This is sometimes accompanied by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.
How Chiropractic Helps with Cervicogenic Headaches
Because cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever issue is initiating them is remedied, it is important to get treatment instead of just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent solution, and one that can provide a considerable amount of headache pain relief.
In one study circulated in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, specialists looked at 80 people who had frequent cervicogenic headaches. Fifty percent received chiropractic care and the other half engaged in light massage therapy. Each participant was assessed 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic offered the optimum outcomes.
In particular, this study revealed that chiropractic adjustments offered patients enhanced pain relief and lowered the number of headaches that occurred. In addition to that, it also diminished the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.
To find out what Dr. Green can do for you and your headache pain, call us today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!