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What are cervicogenic headaches?

What are cervicogenic headaches?

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

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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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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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In regard to cervicogenic headaches, in which areas of the head/face does the pain usually occur? Can it be related to or coincide w/tmj symptoms?

In regard to cervicogenic headaches, in which areas of the head/face does the pain usually occur? Can it be related to or coincide w/tmj symptoms?

Absolutely: Tmj is a descending structural problem that can extend down the body. Most TMJ pts have cervical instability and present with kyphotic spines. Cervicogenic headache usually are at the base of the head. Tmj at in the temples but you can't always separarate the two. Unstable jaw position leads to an unstable neck and eventually postural changes down the body. Recommend treating TMJ and chiropractic. ...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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