Cervicogenic Headaches- A form of Tension Headaches

April 27th, 2009

Your head feels like it’s being squeezed in a vice. Every muscle in your neck and shoulders is in knots. And you have a full day ahead of you yet.

There’s no disputing that tension headaches are miserable. The good news, however, is that chiropractic can help!

Cervicogenic headache is an extremely common form of “tension” headache, associated with muscle tension or alignment problems in the neck or shoulders. In March of this year, a multidisciplinary panel of 19 experts was convened by Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, N.C. The experts concluded that chiropractic adjustment (spinal manipulation) is a highly-effective solution to cervicogenic headache.

The new report reviewed over 2,500 studies on headache treatments. According to the study’s authors, “Manipulation appeared to result in immediate improvement in headache severity when used to treat episodes of cervicogenic headache when compared with an attention-placebo control. Furthermore, when compared to soft-tissue therapies (massage), a course of manipulation treatments resulted in sustained improvement in headache frequency and severity.”

William D.- Spinal Decompression

April 22nd, 2009

I have had lumbar back pain for most of forty years, with only temporary relief following two surgeries.  Ths surgeries helped for about one year and then the pain would return.  Multiple Physical Therapy session gave some temporary improvement.  The last attempt to ease my pain was lumbar spinal injectsion.  Those lasted from one months to six months before the pain returned.

The level of pain varied from total incapacity, being hospitalized and placed in traction with bed-rest, to a constant sharp or dull stabbing pain that limited all my activities.  I was told there was nothing more the doctors could do except the temporary spinal injections, which cost over thousands of dollars.  I had given up any hope of ever bing pain-free and having a normal, active life style.

I heard about Spinal Decompression from a relative who worked in a hospital in California.  My wife and I started researching information about the procedure.  Spinal Decompression appeared to be a viable non-surgical method to restore normal functioning and perhaps ease my pain level. 

[When I went to Raab Chiropractic] I was impressed with their professional practice and equipment and scheduled a personal evaluation with Dr. Earnest raab. 

My experience with Drs. Raab at SpinalAid [Raab Chiropractic] more than met my expectations.  The decompression sessions slowly began to lessen my level of pain.  After a few months of treatments, with occasional chiropractic adjustments, I now have no more lumbar pain.  I am now working out on the exercise equipment to strengthen my core muscles that are in rather poor condition. 

All the staff at SpinalAid [Raab Chiropractic] is professional, friendly, dedicated to reducing level of pain restoring people to a better quality of life.  I recommend Spinal Decompression for anyone with lower back pain because Decompression works where other procedures are expensive, only temporary or often fail.

Ken S.

April 16th, 2009

I always have great service and feel much better when I leave.

Tension Headaches: Treatment

April 15th, 2009

Chiropractic care works on correcting misalignments that cause headaches and relieving symptoms associated with tension headaches. Accupuncture and Accupressure are great at relieving tension headaches.  Postural exercises are also great at relieving muscle tension which cause headaches as well.  To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call Raab Chiropractic today for a complimentary consultation.  (509)327-8005

Betty H.

April 13th, 2009

I have had a lot of neck and back problems for years and Dr. raab has helped me greatly.

Claudia M.

April 9th, 2009

I was here for Decompression treatments- wonderful!  would recommend to anyone.

Tension Headaches: Symptoms

April 8th, 2009

• DULL PAIN, PRESSURE-LIKE

• GENERALIZED PAIN, WORSE IN THE SCALP, TEMPLES OR BACK OF THE NECK

• NOT ONE SIDED

• FEELS LIKE A TIGHT BAND OR VISE ON THE HEAD

• OCCURS AS AN ISOLATED INCIDENT (OR OCCURS CONSTANTLY OR DAILY)

• WORSENED OR TRIGGERED BY STRESS, FATIGUE, NOISE, GLARE, ETC.

• SLEEP DISTURBANCES

Bridgett B.

April 6th, 2009

Dr. Earnie and Dr. Matt are both great, Janice too.  I will always refer new people to you.  I always feel much better when I leave.

Debbie W.

April 1st, 2009

Dr. Raab is always there for me when I need him- Listens to all of my day to day experiences- Has compassion and a good sense of humor- Compassion and Skill are the reasons I visit often- always willing to see me on short notice.

Rob S.

April 1st, 2009

I have been at this Chiropractic Practice for over 20 years and have always had positive change in my condition after treatment.