Combined Chiropractic and Physiotherapy significantly reduce cervicogenic headache intensity
Headache is one of the common conditions we will experience at least once in our lifetime. Chronic headaches such as tension headaches, migraine headaches and cervicogenic headaches can have a huge impact on a patient's daily living activity.
Patients with chronic headaches usually take pain medication to reduce their headache. Most of the patients who constantly taking medication for headaches will develop resistance to the pain medication, hence, a higher dosage of the medication is required to reduce their pain in the future.
Three types of headaches can be helped by Combined Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Care:
Cervicogenic Headache (Most common)
How do I know which headache I am having?
Pain at one side of the head, usually located at the forehead, side of the head and back of the head
Pain originates from the neck
Pain worsens with neck movement or poor static posture
May comes with pain in the shoulder, forearm, and arm
Pain located at the forehead. feel like a band-like structure squeezing the forehead
The pain quality is tightness and squeezing
Aggravated by stress
No nausea, dizziness, do not worsen with light or noise
Pain at one side of the head
The pain quality is usually throbbing or pulsatile
Aggravated by a specific triggering factors such as rising blood sugar , emotional stress, certain food, etc
Nausea and vomiting are common
Some of the patients might experience pain worsen with light and noise
Usually, resolve after sleeping
Six to eight sessions of cervical and upper thoracic spine chiropractic adjustment were more effective than movement and exercise for relieving pain in people with chronic headaches.
Research shows that Chiropractic adjustment is effective at reducing headache intensity and disability. Moreover, patients who received chiropractic adjustment experienced a significantly reduce in the frequency and duration of headaches.
A combination of Chiropractic with physiotherapies such as cervical traction, dry needling, and postural education is shown to be the most effective way to reduce headache intensity.
Applying Dry Needling Therapy at the neck region as well as the trigger point is useful in resolving the triggering factor of the headache, hence reducing the intensity and the disability caused by the headache.
A combination of chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment has also shows to reduce the painkiller usage of the patient.
Please seek your nearest Chiro +Physio center to resolve your headache before it gets worst!
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DC Angus Poh
Doctor of Chiropractic
Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor
Certified KinesioTaping Practitioner
Certified Dry Needling Practitioner