Headaches (cervicogenic)

/Headaches (cervicogenic)
Headaches (cervicogenic) 2018-09-19T10:00:30+00:00

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What are cervicogenic headaches

(Cervicogenic) headaches are very common and the world health organization reports around 47% of worlds adult population will have suffered from a headache within the last year.

Although the vast majority are from stress it is also common for cervicogenic headaches to come from the muscles and joints of the neck and upper back or even tension in the jaw muscles.

For example:

  • An osteoarthritic neck
  • Altered upper back movements
  • Poor posture
  • Jaw malalignment can all contribute to headaches
  • Tight scalp fascia

Symptoms of this condition

  • Pain in the neck referring pain into the base of the skull
  • Radiating pain at the sides of the head
  • Deep dull throbbing pain
  • Pinching/tightening pain
  • Muggy/heaving head

Treatments we provide for headaches

  • Manipulation of the upper back
  • Manipulation of the neck
  • Mobilisation of the upper back
  • Mobilisation of the neck and jaw
  • Massage to the scalp fascia, upper back and neck
  • Traction

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