A picture that disturbs me all too frequently in my job is that of somebody who finally decided to find physical therapy treatment for his headache. Either the reason for the headache was misdiagnosed and consequently treated incorrectly or else he believed it would finally go away by itself after implementing some self-help remedies.
Headaches in modern society
At this time, a stage was reached where the headache began to interfere with normal level of work and the degree of the pain is unbearable. Headaches have become among the most common medical complaints of our modern society with its hectic pace and enormous pressures. The requirements of an overly active lifestyle may lead to fatigue of throat muscles, which put them at a greater chance of being strained. Since the cause of headaches caused by neck problems is harder to diagnose, and X-rays for instance, might not reveal anything abnormal, victims are often left frustrated.
Dores de cabeça cervicogênicas
As dores de cabeça que surgem na garganta (comumente chamadas dores de cabeça cervicogênicas) podem ser difíceis de diagnosticar porque os sintomas podem ser semelhantes aos das enxaquecas. Apesar destes sinais serem mais comuns às enxaquecas, eles também foram relatados por pacientes com dores de cabeça cervicogênicas. Os principais fatores distintivos entre enxaquecas e dores de cabeça cervicogênicas são que as dores de cabeça cervicogênicas são influenciadas pela posição e movimento do pescoço ou cabeça e haverá ternura para tocar ao longo da parte inferior do crânio.
O que são dores de cabeça cervicogênicas?
In cervicogenic headaches the pain originates from the cervical spine, neck and upper shoulder area. These headaches have regular pain patterns that are associated with muscular trigger points in the neck, shoulder and upper back area. The pain is frequently behind the eye, in the forehead, along the jaw line, in addition to the head and behind the ear.
Por que os problemas no pescoço resultam em dores de cabeça?
The joints which connect the top levels of the spine to the bottom of the skull accounts for at least 50% of the movement of the whole head and neck area and is thereby placed under continuous stress since they keep the load of the mind. I’ve often heard patients complain that their head feels nearly to thick for the neck to endure. Other structures in the neck region like the discs, ligaments and tendons together with the joints have nerve endings that are sensitive to any kind of injury or strain. When irritated long enough or severe enough the nerves fire off a response and the result is a hassle.
1. Especially when you’ve got a history of chronic cervicogenic headaches and past injuries to your neck region, it’s a good idea to have regular sessions of treatment. The therapies known to alleviate these headaches are physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. These two therapies will employ unique methods that’s been demonstrated to bring appreciable relief. Regular pain management is particularly effective and leads to a substantial reduction in both the frequency of the headache episodes, in addition to the strength of the pain during an episode. Posture correction. This is a really important consideration for long-term management of headaches. Your neck muscles work very tough to balance your mind on top of your spine. A poor posture enables some muscles to become”idle” while others are overloaded, causing an imbalance in the way they work together. It’s however not possible to keep a perfect posture all the time and for that reason the second point is also important.
2. Aumentar a força e a resistência dos grupos musculares do pescoço, enquanto se lida com o desequilíbrio muscular durante os exercícios, vale bem o investimento em tempo.
3. Certifique-se de que você esteja dormindo em um travesseiro que suporte adequadamente o arco padrão do seu pescoço, pois você passa um tempo significativo dormindo e o posicionamento adequado é tão importante.
Observação: Consultar seu profissional médico com respeito a programas de exercício e tratamento é sempre o caminho mais seguro a ser seguido. Cada pessoa reage de maneira diferente aos vários regimes de tratamento e, portanto, deve encontrar uma consulta individual.