Cervicogenic Headache has been described for many years by clinicians. According to Dr. Emad Esternalik, a headache and pain specialist, a Cervicogenic Headache isn’t a typical headache, it’s a neck problem that translates into head pain. Cervicogenic Headache result from structural problems in the neck and are often due to problems with vertebrae at the top of the spine, called the cervical vertebrae.

The sufferer of this type of headache usually experiences pain on one side of the head, it usually starts at the base of the skull and works its way up. Doctors call it referred pain — when you feel pain in a different area of your body other than the source of the problem. Different but similar to migraine, a sufferer may have blurry vision & feel uncomfortable with a loud noise. Other symptoms of this headache include;

  • Head pain following a deep breath, cough, or sneeze.
  • Stiffness in the neck.
  • Pain that can last for hours or days.

Cervicogenic Headache can be caused by fractures to the bone of the neck, infections, and trauma resulting from the injury. Straining of the neck can also cause this type of headache. Pain from this headache makes it difficult to move the neck or head and may worsen with each movement.

People who suffer from occasional Cervicogenic Headache or headaches associated with the neck can usually be treated with medication like Sudrex Joint & Muscle Pain, and taking rest. Simple tips such as getting a massage from trained personnel or changing old pillows and mattress to new ones which can support the neck and back also can help to relieve the symptoms.

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