We see a great number of folks with headaches in our Pinole office, and Dr. Jung has been able to provide relief for many of them. Of course, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that one half of all adults deal with some manner of headache problems, so this certainly isn't shocking. One of the most prevalent sorts of headaches which our patients are afflicted by is cervicogenic headache which, luckily, chiropractic care can commonly help.
A cervicogenic headache is one that starts from problems in the cervical spine. It might be because of a problem with either the spine itself (primarily, the vertebrae, joints, or discs), or it could be caused by a problem in the muscles and tendons of your neck. This dysfunction in your spine results in compression or aggravation of the spinal nerves, which can result in headache issues.
How do you identify if the headache you are experiencing is a cervicogenic headache? Besides being given a diagnosis from a healthcare professional, a typical symptom of cervicogenic headaches is tenderness or pain in your neck. This is occasionally accompanied by pain in the back of your head or between your shoulder blades.
Seeing that cervicogenic headaches will not go away until whatever issue is inducing them is corrected, it is critical to receive treatment rather than just trying to "wait it out." Chiropractic care is an effective solution, and one that can provide a considerable amount of pain relief.
In one study reported in Chiropractic & Osteopathy, researchers studied 80 people who had frequent cervicogenic headaches. Fifty percent were given chiropractic care and the other 50% engaged in light massage therapy. Each participant was assessed 12 and 24 weeks after the procedures and it was found that chiropractic delivered the best results.
Specifically, this study found that chiropractic adjustments provided patients better pain relief and lessened the frequency of headaches that occurred. Additionally, it also diminished the disability that resulted from these painful headaches.
To find out what Dr. Jung can do for you and your headache pain, call us today. We'll do our best to get you the pain relief you deserve!