Ours is a specific "patient assisted" technique where there is little force, (can be done with the pinkey finger), the patient does not need to "relax", and the "click" is either pleasant or least uncomfortable.
The effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of cervicogenic headache.
A randomized controlled trial of the effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of cervicogenic headache.
Spinal manipulations for cervicogenic headaches: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.
Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache: a single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial
Headaches are defined as pain in any area of the head including behind the eyes, face, top of the neck (back of the head) and temporal area. When it is sharp, debilitating and throbing, is is comnonly referred as "migrane". Constant dull ache are commonly associated with tension heachaches and there are others, such as cluster headaches.
Headaches can be a symptom of serious desease processes, such as embolism, decreased blood flow to the head or even tumors, yet the greatest majority of headaches are of benign neuro-musculo-skeletal etiology (reason).
These pain syndromes can have effects not only with regards to the feeling of pain itself, but because of how disabling they can be, these can affect our work and social environment in a significant, even defining way.
The topic is quite extensive, more extensive than this simple source can provide, and there are many reliable references to sites dedicated to the study of headaches. (sharp, or throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches.
Causes of headaches may include muscle and joint dysfunction (inflammation), trigger points, fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, the effects of medications, the effects of recreational drugs, viral infections, loud noises, common colds, head injury, rapid ingestion of a very cold food or beverage, and dental or sinus issues.
Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying cause, but commonly involves pain medication. This reduces the amount of pain, even eliminating pain episodes, but in most cases, does not resolve the structural or reflex cause of the headache.
Our combined or coupled therapeutic modality strategy aims at: Reducing muscular tension which can affect origin and attachment of muscles and create painful inflammatory reactions. Increasing blood flow to the area to "wash away" inflammation mediators and assist in the nutrient and reparation driven processes. Restoring function (reflex and voluntary) to joints and muscles associated with the headache complex and decreasing the pain by inducing the production of endorphins.
With the addition of our free, self help in clinic rehabilitation program, each patient can then continue with the process of changing the failed structure (short tight and weak muscles and ligaments) into functional and structurally sound ones.
About half of adults have a headache in a given year. Tension headaches (muscle joint syndromes) are the most common, affecting about 1.6 billion people (21.8% of the population) followed by migraine headaches which affect about 848 million (11.7%).
As mentioned, our concentrated sessions combine several modalities and muscle rehabilitation strategies to boost your healing process and our "in clinic" rehabilitation programs (free to you) can assist you in your attempt at resolving this issues permanently.
We combine these modalities, as prescribed individually: (Click on the name for more information if desired)
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