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Tension Vs 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
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
Migraines up to 4x week caused by neck. Neck is always rock hard, stiff, painful. What causing this? Could it be cervicogenic headache?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good medication for cervicogenic headaches caused by neck arthiritis. Had nerve block injections but still get headaches every other day.
What are common causes of cervicogenic headaches? Can bad posture or wrong mattress play a role in these headaches? Best ways to treat them?
Warm compresses: Pain in the back of the neck/head as well as forehead can be due to muscle pain; which can be due to posture as well as strain due to over activity. You could try applying warm or cold compresses on the back of the head and see if that helps. Also, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil if you are not allergic and can take them safely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a neck collar help for cervicogenic headaches? Cannot take meds due to GI problems. Physiotherapy hasn't helped.
Have had cervicogenic headaches since 2004.Been on all kinds of medicine and injections in back of head and neck, injections are not working now?
See pain doctor: If you haven't already been evaluated by an interventional pain physicians for radiofrequency neurotomies, that should be the next step. If the headaches are truly cervicogenic headaches they may likely be successfully treated with radiofrequency neurotomies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have persistent cervicogenic headaches. Dx with bone spurs c2-c5. Wearing neck brace for 2-3 hrs/day for relief. Is this ok? Prefer to avoid meds.
Tension headaches?: Cervical bone spurs do not cause pain in and of themselves. Many patients with spurs don't have any symptoms. There is little to no correlation, for the most part, between cervical x-ray findings and the presence or absence of symptoms. It's quite likely that your headaches may be from another cause, such as tension or stress headaches. See http://bit. Ly/1v0GgZh http://bit. Ly/1t1LbhG ...Read more
Can cervicogenic headaches turn into migraine? Mine start in neck/sholdr then excruciating back head w vomit, light sensitivity, lasts 12 hours plus.
Yes: Cervicogenic headaches can trigger migraine headaches. There are many features common to both from similar symptoms to similar anatomic pathways. Migraine type headaches respond best to specific meds such as the triptans like Imitrex (sumatriptan) and many newer versions. As always, migraine can be prevented by a number of means such attention to paracervical trigger points and certain meds. Ask your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle tension H/A: Use moist heat to neck & shoulders; stretch neck & shoulder muscles; put them thru range of motion (see diagram). Shrug shoulders, hold, then relax to fatigue tight muscles. Therapeutic massage beneficial. Osteopathic soft tissue techniques beneficial. Magnesium supplement can help relax muscles (low dose: too much can cause diarrhea). ...Read more
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
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
Do you have recommendations for reducing headaches at the base of the skull that are cervicogenic? I have cervical spondylosis. Neck/upper back tight.
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. I have not seen PRP used for headaches. Perhaps you mean Botox, which is well-known to be helpful for headaches. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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