Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch Chiropractic Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

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Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch Chiropractic Effective for Cervicogenic Headache

We see a lot of individuals with headaches in our Clarksdale, Hernando, Horn Lake & Olive Branch office, and Dr. Kasprack has been able to support many of them. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one half of all adults deal with some sort of headache condition, so this actually isn’t surprising. One of the most common sorts of headaches which our patients have problems with is cervicogenic headache which, thankfully, chiropractic can commonly help.

Cervicogenic Headaches Explained

A cervicogenic headache is one that starts from issues in the cervical spine. It can easily be thanks to an issue with either the spine itself (primarily, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it could be due to a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine can cause squeezing or aggravation of the spinal nerves, which can contribute to headache pain.

How can you distinguish if the headache you are enduring is a cervicogenic headache? Besides receiving a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a frequent symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or discomfort in your neck. This is occasionally accompanied by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.

Headache Relief with Chiropractic

Seeing that cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever issue is inducing them is remedied, it is important to receive treatment instead of just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent solution, and one that can provide a great deal of pain relief.

In one study released in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, researchers followed 80 people who had recurrent cervicogenic headaches. One-half were given chiropractic care and the other fifty percent underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was examined 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic provided the most beneficial results.

Specifically, this study revealed that chiropractic adjustments offered patients more pain relief and diminished the frequency of headaches that occurred. Moreover, it also reduced the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.

To find out what Dr. Kasprack can do for you and your headaches, call our office today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you need!

References

  • Haas M, Schneider M, Vavrek D. Illustrating risk difference and number needed to treat from a randomized controlled trial of spinal manipulation for cervicogenic headache. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010 18(9).
  • World Health Organization. (2012, October). Headache disorders. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs277/en/
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