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"She Blinded me with Science! " Part II: Neck Pain and Cervicogenic Headaches

Updated: Dec 26, 2023






By Deborah Westergaard, M.D.


Welcome to a journey where deep understanding of spinal health meets proactive action, tailored for those who seek balance in their high-achieving lives.


Understanding the Challenge:

Medical research has unveiled a significant link between the cervical spine's multifidus muscle atrophy and headaches.

A study focused on elder women with cervicogenic headache sheds light on this connection, revealing how structural changes in cervical muscles, such as muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration, can impact spinal health. This research, detailed in ScienceDirect, paves the way for a more nuanced understanding of spinal health dynamics. Delve into the details of the study "Structural changes of the cervical muscles in elder women with cervicogenic headache" Double click on the study title in blue.





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Empowering Solutions:

In response to these insights, there’s a burgeoning evidence that targeted exercises can significantly improve multifidus muscle health. These exercises represent a proactive strategy to enhance spinal wellness, allowing individuals to take an active role in their health journey. Beyond lifestyle modifications, advanced treatments like multifidus Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, guided by precise imaging, offer an approach to spinal care. These innovative treatments provide a tailored pathway to recovery.


Your Next Step:

As you strive for excellence in every aspect of your life, consider this an invitation to transform your approach to posterior cervical pain and correlated headaches. If you are ready, take the decisive step forward.

Contact my office for a consultation where your spinal health needs will be addressed with expertise and personalized care.

Embark on this journey with me, and together, let’s see if we can chart a course towards a life of enhanced well-being.





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