We see a large number of people with headaches in our Mt Sterling office, and Dr. Linton has been able to support many of them. For that matter, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that one half of all adults have difficulties with some type of headache problems, so this really isn’t unexpected. One of the most frequent sorts of headaches which our patients are afflicted by is cervicogenic headache which, fortunately, chiropractic can usually help.
A cervicogenic headache is one that stems from a problem in the cervical spine. It could be because of a condition with either the spine itself (in particular, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it could be caused by a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine creates squeezing or irritation of the spinal nerves, which can bring on headache pain.
How can you tell if the headache you are going through is a cervicogenic headache? Besides obtaining a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a frequent symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or discomfort in your neck. This is occasionally combined with pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.
Considering cervicogenic headaches will not subside until whatever problem is initiating them is corrected, it is critical to receive treatment rather than just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent solution, and one that offers a great deal of headache pain relief.
In one study circulated in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, researchers evaluated 80 people who had recurring cervicogenic headaches. One-half received chiropractic care and the other 50% underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was evaluated 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic provided the best results.
Specifically, this study uncovered that chiropractic adjustments provided patients more pain relief and diminished the frequency of headaches that occurred. On top of that, it also minimized the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.
To find out what Dr. Linton can do for you and your headache pain, call us today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you need!