A cervicogenic (neck related) headache often presents as pain that starts in the neck and is caused by disorders affecting the top of the spine, regarding either the bony disc, or soft tissue elements.
Typically, a cervicogenic headache is usually one-sided, beginning in the neck, and then spreading to the region of the eyes, forehead, and temples. Most of the time it is accompanied by uncomfortable neck pain, and as a result, your range of neck motion can be limited – but this is not always the case. Cervicogenic headaches are 2-3 times more common in females and are most common in people who are 30 to 44 years old.
During a cervicogenic headache pain is of variable duration and of moderate to severe intensity – but not excruciating or throbbing.
As it is believed that cervicogenic headaches are caused by disorders affecting the top of the spine, and chiropractic care can be an effective form of treatment.
Here are some self-help exercises that my help the symptoms of headache:
If you or someone you know suffers from headaches, then chiropractic plus SNAGs may help relieve your pain.
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