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?
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 includes pain relief medications similar to those prescribed for dealing with migraines. Physical therapy helps as well as use of relaxation techniques.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stress management can also help in managing these headaches.