This kind of headache usually comes through from the neck, or the nape and manifests in the head. Medically, it is known as a secondary headache. It may be caused due to disorders in the neck as well as lesions that may have manifested in the area.
HOW IS CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE DIAGNOSED?
People suffering with cervicogenic headache will have an altered neck posture and difficulty in neck movement. For an orthopaedicsspecialist, a physical examination will help in identifying the condition. A CT scan of the neck may be suggested for further investigation along with medical history analysis.
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
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Stress management can also help in managing these headaches.