Dr. Tracy A. Norris is a Chiropractor, Certified Extremity Practitioner and Certified in McKenzie Diagnosis and Therapy who treats headaches. At Wichita Pain Center, we serve patients in and around the Wichita Kansas area, with Chiropractic care and we teach our patients to treat their own pain. We encourage active patient participation in their care in restoring function and reducing pain by using learned self-management protocols and prescribed, specific exercises to affect and gain control over your own headache symptoms.
One particular red flag is not necessarily indicative of a serious pathology, however multiple red flags indicates increased risk.
Commonly headaches simply come on for no reason, as headaches conditions are usually caused by improper sitting posture. By correcting the sitting posture and doing therapeutic movements in the opposite direction of the bad posture can be very helpful if the headache is being referred from the neck.
Postures during our daily activities are the cause of most headaches. Sitting at our computers and using our phones for hours on end result in not only neck pain and headaches but actually deform the tissue causing longer term issues. Proper posture habits can help relieve headache pain.
Similar to the famous memory foam pillow handprint, the tissue in the neck deforms in the same way when improper posture occurs for extended times. This deformation of tissue can result in neck pain, headaches and loss of neck motion. In order to correct this type of deformation, remodeling therapeutic movements must be performed several times per day in the correct direction necessary to reform the tissue, restore mobility and reduce pain.
The examination will reveal whether your headache pain responds to repetitive movements or static positions. If your pain is found to be relieved by these tests, it is likely that you have a Cervicogenic headache, which can be conservatively treated in the clinic and with self-treatment at home that is prescribed by your doctor, after headache red flags for other, more pathological headaches have been ruled out.
After a thorough history and examination our doctors can determine whether your headache is treatable with the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®. If so, you will be provided the tools and knowledge necessary to be able to not only treat your own headaches, but be able to prevent, or treat future episodes.
Results vary as each condition is unique. Not all painful conditions can be relieved or functionality be improved , regardless the type of treatment