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What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

What is cervicogenic headache? what is its location and how severe it is?

Junction head/spine: Cervicogenic headaches come about as a result of some dysfunction or pathology in the cervical region of the spinal column such as may happen after a fracture or surgery, etc. It can come about from stretch or compression injuries without fracture. They can be severe in their intensity and difficult to treat but diagnosing them properly can be sometimes even more difficult. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Migraines up to 4x week caused by neck. Neck is always rock hard, stiff, painful. What causing this? Could it be cervicogenic headache?

Migraines up to 4x week caused by neck. Neck is always rock hard, stiff, painful. What causing this? Could it be cervicogenic headache?

Yes : The neck spasms and migraines can go together or one can mimic the other. Important often to treat both to get the best results. Local options may vary but consider acupuncture as well as behavioral interventions in addition to commonly prescribed meds. ...Read more

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How long is the pain from a cervicogenic headache supposed to last. I am hypermobile and have been in excruciating pain for weeks. Diagnosed last week?

How long is the pain from a cervicogenic headache supposed to last. I am hypermobile and have been in excruciating pain for weeks. Diagnosed last week?

Until relieved: Cervicogenic means it is coming from the neck and there is an unstable vertebra in the neck causing the headaches. Best treatment to get stabilized in prolotherapy . No surgery . No dangerous drugs. Relief is permanent do it soon find a doctor who does this at www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org. ...Read more

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Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Surgery alone? No: Assuming the diagnosis of cervicogenic headaches (CGH) is accurate then, the best treatment approaches are generally multifaceted and surgery typically is the final added element of any treatment plan. Have you otherwise tried a combination of medication, physical therapy, other non-drug interventions, and neck blocks? If not, then, I recommend you try those first before doing surgery. ...Read more

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Could a cervicogenic headache be responsible for tender lymph nodes,slightly sore throat, and fullness in one ear? Had a cold last week 2. Related?

Could a cervicogenic  headache be responsible for tender lymph  nodes,slightly sore throat, and fullness in one ear? Had a cold last week 2. Related?

No,and yes: no the headache from a neck problem will not cause tender lymph node,or any lymph node. but the sore throat,ear problem,and a cold symptoms will, so far nothing to worry about. if your lymph node persisted beyond the cold symptoms and the sore throat for a week or two then see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are cervicogenic headaches?

What are cervicogenic headaches?

Cervicogenic: These are headaches caused by cervical spine issues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between tension and cervicogenic headaches?

What's the difference between tension and cervicogenic headaches?

Headaches: Tension headaches are caused by muscle spasm in the neck itself. They can be brought on by stress or holding your head in a certain position for a prolonged period of time. Cervogenic headaches are generally due to a cervical disc or facet issue. These headaches usually require epidurals to help resolve. Both types of ha can produce traction on the occipital nerves which can cause neuritis. ...Read more

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Home remedy for cervicogenic headaches?

Cervicogenic headach: Since stress and muscle tension play a significant role, home treatments may include relaxation techiniques and meditation, use of a heated neck pillow (not too hot!), restorative yoga, and massage. ...Read more

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What is cervicogenic headaches, and what treatments can be done for this problem.?

What is cervicogenic headaches, and what treatments can be done for this problem.?

Neck issue cause HA: Often due to disc degeneration in the neck. Addressing the neck issues (facet blocks and rf ablation) often helps diminish the ha. ...Read more

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