Dr. Butwell Offers Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief

July 06, 2022

Georgetown headache. It’s a condition many people experience. Cervicogenic and tension-type headaches are a couple of the more often talked about types. The cervicogenic headache is linked to 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 forms tend to respond to gentle, safe stretching type treatment like Cox® Technic used at Dr. Butwell.

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

Tension type headache is noted as the second most common health concern around the globe. A recent review of published papers for its treatment explained 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) Dr. Butwell welcomes Georgetown tension-headache sufferers as well as their fellow cervicogenic headache sufferers.


Georgetown chiropractic patients want to know why they have a headache. A current study noted how researchers utilized diagnostic block testing to pinpoint the cervical spine joint source of the headache. In general, the C2-3 level was the most frequent source. In patients whose principal complaint was headache more than 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 greater than the headache, C2-3 was the source for 42%, lower cervical joints for 18%, and C3-4 for 7%. (2) Not that every Georgetown headache patient must experience this type of procedure to be helped, but the results were interesting for healthcare providers to aid diagnose and set up a treatment plan for headache patients in a better way.


In a review of published clinical trials, researchers noted that spinal manipulation was applied often to manage cervicogenic headache. Spinal manipulation was effective, supplied superior, small, short term benefits for decreasing pain, headache frequency, and related disability compared with other manual approaches. (3) One relieving treatment referred to as SNAGs (sustained natural apophyseal glides) has been explained in the medical literature. In a placebo vs SNAG study, researchers found that SNAGs were good for pain reduction and neck disability drop and range of motion improvement for women with cervicogenic headache. (4) Manual therapy approaches like this help headache. Dr. Butwell provides Cox® Technic, a gliding, doctor-controlled neck treatment for such conditions as Georgetown 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 shares 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.

Schedule your next Georgetown headache chiropractic appointment with Dr. Butwell. Annoying, life-disrupting headaches may meet their match at Dr. Butwell for relief of pain and disability.

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