07 Jan Cervicogenic Headaches
Cervicogenic headaches are headache caused by the cervical spine (neck) and its component bony, disc and/or soft tissue elements. Neck pain may or may not accompany the headache.
Typically, these types of headaches may display one or several the following characteristics:
- One sided pain originating from the base of the skull/neck travelling up over the head and to the eye
- Restricted neck movement
- Onset of headache associated with neck movement or sustained head postures
- Neck pain
- Headache eased by interventions aimed at the neck
Headaches are treatable with management strategies such as:
- Manual therapy – to reduce pain, joint stiffness and muscle tightness
- Targeted exercise – to improve range of movement, provide symptomatic relief and increase muscle strength and endurance
- Education – to help avoid or modify aggravating factors or triggers and to assist in understanding your specific contributing factors
The team at Enhance physiotherapy have years of experience in dealing with cervicogenic headaches and can tailor an individualised plan for you to alleviate your pain and ensure long-term solutions are implemented.