Causes and Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headache
A cervicogenic headache comes from the shoulder, neck, and the spine, and the pain is often felt in the head and the neck
Pulled or strained muscles and ligaments in the neck, disc bulges and disc prolapse can result in a cervicogenic headache. In addition conditions such as degenerative disc disease and cervical facet joint arthritis can cause one.
A Cervicogenic headache is typically associated with sharp or aching pains around the neck area and with local tenderness. Movement of the head and neck aggravates the symptoms but rest and heat improve them. Generally, patients experience this type of headache more often than migraine or cluster headache.
Although applying heat over the affected area can help, and it can also be treated by carefully manipulating the upper neck. Choosing Chiropractic care as a treatment for can be enormously beneficial to patients. The treatment includes stretching and spinal manipulation.