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Cervicogenic Headache is referred pain in the head received from a source in the neck due to a neck disorder or lesion. It is a secondary headache, which means that it originates due to another illness or physical issue. Symptoms are frequent, episodic tension-type headache associated with pericranial tenderness. Tumours, fractures, rheumatoid arthritis and infections may also cause cervicogenic headaches
HOW IS CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is usually carried out by an Orthopaedic specialist who will first of all carry out a physical examination to ascertain the cause of the headache, before moving on to imaging scans like MRI and CT, as well as an X Ray for particularly painful cases.
HOW IS CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE TREATED?
Treatment of cervicogenic headache focuses on the underlying cause of pain. Each individual requires different type of treatment. Common treatment methods are nerve blocks, neck and spine exercises and physical therapy. Pain relief medication can provide temporary relief only. Exercises and physical therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
The cervicogenic headache is one of the most unusual headaches as the person finds it difficult to identify the real source of the pain.