We see a lot of individuals with headaches in our Yuma office, and Montero Chiropractic Clinic has been able to provide relief for many of them. Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that half of all adults struggle with some sort of headache problem, so this actually isn't a surprise. One of the most prevalent types of headaches that our patients experience is cervicogenic headache which, thankfully, chiropractic adjustments can generally help.
A cervicogenic headache is one that starts from an issue in the cervical spine. It can be a result of an issue with either the spine itself (particularly, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it can be because of a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This problem in your spine can cause constriction or aggravation of the spinal nerves, which can bring on headache pain.
How do you determine if the headache you are going through is a cervicogenic headache? Aside from receiving a diagnosis from a healthcare specialist, a common 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.
Since cervicogenic headaches will not subside until whatever problem is inducing them is remedied, it is important to receive treatment rather than just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an excellent approach, and one that offers a considerable amount of pain relief.
In one study circulated in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, experts studied 80 people who had recurrent cervicogenic headaches. Half of them were given chiropractic care and the other fifty percent engaged in light massage therapy. Each participant was evaluated 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic offered the best outcomes.
Specifically, this study noted that chiropractic adjustments gave patients better pain relief and lessened the number of headaches that occurred. In addition, it also reduced the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.
To find out what Montero Chiropractic Clinic can do for you and your headaches, call us today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!