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OrthoIllinois Chiropractic Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

McHenry headache. It is a condition from which many people suffer. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are a couple of the more commonly talked about ones. The cervicogenic headache is associated with issues with the cervical disc, facets, and joints. The tension-type headache is related to the muscles of the neck brought on by stress or peculiar head positioning. Both headache types are responsive to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.

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

Tension type headache is described as the second most common health concern globally. A new review of published studies for its care found that manual joint mobilization techniques, supervised physical therapy, acupuncture, psychological care, and patient education were as beneficial for reducing headache frequency, enhancing quality of life, reducing pain intensity, and decreasing stress symptoms. (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic welcomes McHenry tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


McHenry chiropractic patients want to understand the source of their headache. A recent study noted how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to find the cervical spine joint source of the headache. Generally, the C2-3 level was the most frequent source. In patients whose dominant complaint was headache over 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 McHenry headache sufferer must undergo this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were enlightening for healthcare providers to help diagnose and set up a treatment plan for headache patients more beneficially.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers stated that spinal manipulation was employed often 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 called SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been described in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers explained how SNAGs were effective for pain reduction and neck disability drop and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy approaches like this benefit headache. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as McHenry 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 improved her quality of life.

Make your next McHenry headache chiropractic appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Bothersome, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for relief of pain and disability.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic provides chiropractic care from diagnosis to treatment and relief for cervicogenic and tension-type headaches.  
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