We see a considerable number of men and women with headaches in our Nashville office, and Sweeney Chiropractic has been able to support many of them. Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that half of all adults deal with some sort of headache problem, so this actually isn't a surprise. One of the most typical sorts of headaches that our patients deal with is cervicogenic headache which, fortunately, chiropractic care can often help.
A cervicogenic headache is one that arises from an issue in the cervical spine. It can be due to an issue with either the spine itself (specifically, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it might be a result of a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine produces squeezing or aggravation of the spinal nerves, which can generate headache issues.
How can you tell if the headache you are feeling is a cervicogenic headache? Other than receiving a diagnosis from a healthcare professional, a frequent symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or discomfort in your neck. This is sometimes accompanied by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.
Because cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever problem is generating them is remedied, it is important to receive treatment rather than just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an effective solution, and one that offers a considerable amount of headache pain relief.
In one study published in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, specialists followed 80 people who had repeated cervicogenic headaches. One-half received chiropractic care and the other half underwent light massage therapy. Each participant was examined 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was discovered that chiropractic provided the optimum outcomes.
In particular, this study noted that chiropractic adjustments provided patients more significant pain relief and decreased the number of headaches that occurred. In addition, it also diminished the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.
To find out what Sweeney Chiropractic can do for you and your headache pain, call our office today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!