CERVICOGENIC and TMJ-RELATED HEADACHES: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO TREATMENT

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Cervicogenic Headaches are headaches that are of functional or mechanical origin. It is a secondary headache characterized by pain in the head, accompanied by signs and symptoms of neck involvement. It is often worsened by neck movement or by a sustained awkward head position. Like migraine headaches, the pain associated with cervicogenic headache can be worrisome and may become unmanageable when not recognized. Prevalence is 0.13% in men and 0.21% in women.

 

Headache associated with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is a type of headache that is commonly mistaken as tension headache. The difference between this form of headache and cervicogenic headache is that jaw pain is present in TMJD-related headache. Accurate recognition of this TMJD-related headache is beneficial to find relief before it becomes unbearable. Prevalence is between 5% and 12% of the general population.

 

Intercare recognizes the need for prompt management of the above conditions, to provide lasting relief. Our teaching expert, Dr Scott Cuthbert, DC, together with our very own Dr. Annie Dizon, will be working together to assess and manage such conditions through non-invasive, scientific, evidence-based techniques, at Intercare Olympia on May 29 to 31, 8AM to 12 noon.

 

Dr. Scott Cuthbert is a renowned chiropractor of the Chiropractic Health Center in Pueblo, Colorado, USA. Dr. Scott, as his patients call him, graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He migrated to Ireland and practiced chiropractic on Finn MacCool’s island for two years. He came to study Applied Kinesiology of Dr. George Goodheart, appointed by the US Olympic Committee as the 1st official chiropractor at the 13th Olympic Winter Games In Lake Placid, New York, hailed by Time Magazine as “The Man with Magic Fingers,” (Time.pdf), and Dr. Scott found within that study a lifetime’s work. He was on the board of directors of the International College of Applied Kinesiology and was co-chairman of its research committee for 6 years. He has authored a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Cuthbert SC.%5BAuthor%5D)

 

Take advantage of this multi-disciplinary approach to the management of cervicogenic and TMJD-related headaches. Call (02) 622-1007 or 0917 687 1007 for more details and to schedule an appointment.

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