Spine & Sports Rehab Center Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

Baton Rouge headache. It’s a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are two of the more commonly discussed ones. The cervicogenic headache is linked 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 are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Spine & Sports Rehab Center.

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

Tension type headache is described as the second most common health concern around the globe. A new review of published papers for its treatment explained that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for decreasing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, lessening pain intensity, and decreasing stress symptoms. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 current study detailed how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most common source. In patients whose dominant 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 Baton Rouge headache patient must undergo this type of procedure to be taken care of, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid make a diagnosis and treat headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was applied frequently 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 treatment. (3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been explained in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center provides 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 effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with headache and neck pain and enhanced her quality of life.

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

Spine & Sports Rehab Center delivers chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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