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Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

July 06, 2022

Baton Rouge headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are two of the more often discussed types. The cervicogenic headache is related to issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is associated with the muscles of the neck generated by stress or peculiar head positioning. Both headache forms are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers.

SOURCE OF TENSION-TYPE HEADACHE: Neck Muscle, Stress, Position

Tension type headache is described as the second most common health concern globally. A recent review of published studies for its treatment found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for reducing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and lowering stress symptoms. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers welcomes Baton Rouge tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Baton Rouge chiropractic patients want to understand the source of their headache. A recent study noted how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the headache. In general, 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 greater than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%, and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Baton Rouge headache sufferer must undergo this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare providers to help diagnose and treat headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted that spinal manipulation was used often to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, provided superior, small, short term benefits for reducing 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 good for pain reduction and neck disability drop and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy treatments like this benefit headache. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers uses Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Baton Rouge headache and neck pain.

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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 enhanced her quality of life.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge headache chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers. Bothersome, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers for relief of pain and disability.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers provides chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.