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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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Is there a clear top treatment for headaches apart from tablets? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for headaches apart from tablets? What is it?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Depends: It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. ...Read more

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I have cluster headache, what's the best treatment?

I have cluster headache, what's the best treatment?

Cluster treatment: Since a cluster headache is severe but of such short duration, treatment must provide fast relief. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute.. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil (Calan), a calcium channel antagonist. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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