Cervicogenic Headaches and Chiropractic

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Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of headaches and neck pain.  Treatments vary but chiropractic has been proven to be an efficient and safe form of alternative and non-invasive treatment for cervicogenic headaches. Cericogenic headaches typically present with pain in the back of the head and neck that can radiate into the shoulder or to the ear or temple on the affected side.  Movements of the neck and head will exacerbate the headache and there is usually a generalized loss of range of motion in the neck.  muscle therapy on the muscles of the posterior neck, head, and shoulder can relieve tension and stress and reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of cervicogenic headaches. Gentle chiropractic manipulation of the cervical and thoracic spine can reduce fixations and restore proper biomechanics of the cervical spine as well as improve range of motion. Trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and myofascial release has been shown to be beneficial as well and core stabilization exercises to target the deep neck flexor muscles of the cervical spine. Chiropractors can provide specific stretches and strengthening exercises to balance the muscles of the posterior neck and restore range of motion to the area. Stress management can be very beneficial to those suffering from Cervicogenic headaches to help reduce stress and muscle tension in the back of the neck and proper posture and ergonomics at home and work is necessary.  If you have any questions about headaches and would like to speak to one of the doctors to see if chiropractic can help you then feel free to call the office at 630-236-3090 or check out the official office website at www.Dolanchiro.com.

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