CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE – Surgery or Manipulation?
What sounds good to you? Most Augusta cervicogenic headache sufferers often would like to try a non-surgical approach before a surgical one. Cervicogenic headache is pain that begins in the neck and is felt to be in the head or face. Reduced neck range of motion is typical. (1) Medicine proposes surgical options. One is removing one or two cervical discs in patients who haven’t responded to prior treatments resulting in 63%/64% of unilateral/bilateral cervicogenic headache relief or improvement at 19.8 and 25.5 months. (2) Another surgical approach - pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the C2 DRG - is being performed, seeking a “successful outcome” of at least 50% pain relief at 6 months post-surgery. (3) Chiropractic uses non-surgical approaches like manipulation and mobilization. These are many times effective for the relief or improvement of cervicogenic headache or reduction of symptoms when compared to control subjects. (4) A study comparing the effectiveness of manipulation versus mobilization to relieve cervicogenic headache found that both had comparable effects on disability, pain, global rating of change, and cervical range of motion. (5) A case report of a patient who suffered with cervicogenic headache along with a lower cervical disc herniation detailed how gentle, Cox® Technic treatment produced relief. (6) Your chiropractor delivers gentle, safe, non-surgical spinal manipulation for Augusta neck pain and related headache.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his pain reducing treatment of neck pain and headache with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Augusta CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Chondroitin Sulfate for Bone Health and Relief of Diabetic Osteoporosis
The benefits of chondroitin sulfate keep being documented! The latest work involves its influence on diabetes and diabetic osteoporosis. Diabetic osteoporosis is associated with morbidity and disability in its sufferers. New rat studies showed some promising help. The antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-osteoarthritis and hypoglycemic effects of chondroitin sulfate were seen after 8 weeks of oral administration that improved the symptoms of diabetes, reduced blood glucose, increased bone mineral density, repaired bone morphology, and lowered femoral osteoclasts and tibia adipocyte numbers among other things. All this provoked the researchers to infer that chondroitin sulfate can efficiently prevent bone loss caused by diabetes. (7) A follow-up study revealed similar outcomes. After administering chondroitin sulfate for 10 weeks, researchers documented signs of bone loss prevention, blood glucose drop, symptom decrease, bone mineral density elevation, bone microstructure improvement, bone marrow adipocyte number reduction, and oxidative stress easing. (8) The rat studies illuminated the potential for human benefit. Chondroitin sulfate’s benefits for back pain, disc health, and bone health support our discussion of the importance of nutrition in the chiropractic treatment plan!
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