“A headache originating from the neck”

What is it?

A cervicogenic headache is a headache which originates from the structures in the neck. The tissues of the neck often become overloaded with poor posture, tension, desk jobs, and poor motor control which often then leads to pain being referred into back of the head.

Often with cervicogenic headaches there is tightness in the paraspinal muscles, as well as painful restriction in the upper neck joints (C1-C3) the pain from these structures is interpreted by the body as a nagging pain.

Cervicogenic Headache

What does it feel like?

A cervicogenic headache is often felt as the base of the skull, or also commonly above the eyes. A cervicogenic headache can be daily, or intermittent, it is often worse at the end of a long day and may produce symptoms of nausea.

How can we help?

Chiropractic has been found to be an effective treatment for cervicogenic headaches (Brontfort 2010). After your chiropractor has taken you through a full case history, physical examination and report of findings, treatment options will be discussed with you. These treatment options can often include spinal manipulation/mobilisation, massage, acupuncture, stretching and stress relief advice.

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