Headaches are symptoms of pain anywhere in the head or neck.
They can be migraine, tension type, or cluster in nature, and whilst some headaches can be very serious, most are not.
Headaches can affect concentration, energy levels, and activities of daily living.
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Cervicogenic headaches are a type of headache that arise from the neck or cervical spine. They are caused by a structural problem or injury in the neck, such as a herniated disc or arthritis, that triggers pain signals that are referred to the head. Cervicogenic headaches can be distinguished from other types of headaches by their location and symptoms.
Symptoms of cervicogenic headaches include:
1 Pain that is typically located on one side of the head, but may also be felt on both sides
2 Pain that originates in the neck or base of the skull and radiates up to the head
3 Stiffness or restricted range of motion in the neck
4 Pain that is triggered by certain movements of the neck or sustained postures
5 Pain that is often described as throbbing, aching, or dull.
Though a lot of people take medication when they have a headache, Chiropractic adjustments can be very effective in reducing pain and improving the range of motion by providing stretches, rehabilitative exercises, ergonomic advice, and spinal adjustments, all of which help to reduce the frequency and severity of cervicogenic headaches.
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Yes. We have seen thousands of instances where the cause of the headaches have been neck related. Problems in the neck can refer pain into the head.
Some of the most common types of headaches are:
- Sinus headaches, where pain is located in the sinuses;
- Cluster headaches, where pain is in or around one eye;
- Tension headaches, which can feel like a tight band constricting the head;
- Migraines, where pain can affect the vision and cause nausea.