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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headache is a condition characterized by pain in the head that arises from the cervical spine. The cervical spinal nerves are joined in the trigeminal nerve – the nerve that carries facial sensations. The trigeminal nerve can produce pain sensations that signal a headache. Cervicogenic headache may result from an injury to the head or neck, or from activities that cause prolonged, inadequate posture of the neck and spine. Treatment for cervicogenic headache is focused on reducing or eliminating pain.

The treatment for cervicogenic headache is usually conservative, with an emphasis on supportive products, exercises, medications, and activity modifications to alleviate pain or to change habits that make symptoms worse. Most symptoms improve with conservative management, and surgery is rarely needed. In some cases, however, surgery may be necessary to decompress the occipital nerve.

These Exercises may help.

  • Posture Correction
  • Chin Tucks
  • Side Neck Stretch
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