Cervicogenic headache refers to a headache that is an outcome of stressed or irritated structures in or around the cervical spine.
There are two types of headaches. One is Primary and second one is secondry headaches. Some common examples of a primary headache are tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches. Examples of a secondary headache include those resulting from stroke, infection, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, neck or head trauma, inflammation or few more.
Common symptoms are as follows:
1. Neck pain
2. Cervical muscle tenderness
3. Arises from the bony structures or from the soft tissues of the neck.
Cervicogenic headaches can be a result of trauma to the neck and head, whiplash injuries, postural anomalies etc. Sleeping on the stomach is the worst as it creates stress on the muscles and places the cervical spine in the reverse position of its normal state. Cervicogenic headaches are very treatable from a chiropractic care services. You can also call us at (905) 623-8388 to request an medical appointment and get advice to treat your cervicogenic headaches.
Treatment include the following:
1. Physical therapy
2. Rehabilitation program
Regular consultation with your chiropractor Bowmanville and health monitoring initiatives can also be of great help.