Often, people who suffer from headaches do so because of the problems in their neck. These are referred to as cervicogenic headaches and typically arise when there is limited movement between joints in your upper cervical spine. Normally, each joint should be able to move freely without affecting any other part of the body.
Causes of headaches
The cervicogenic headache typically is one that affects the neck and head. It may happen on either side of your body, or both sides at once!
This headache is a common and intense migraine. It can be caused by stress, lack of sleep or food, weak muscles in the neck region (due to your head being too heavy), changes in barometric pressure or even an illness like strep throat.
This pain often starts from the base of your skull then travels up toward top of it over several days before going into one arm with painful tenderness around where you feel that ache as well as muscle stiffness for weeks at most after this episode has passed through.
What Triggers Headaches?
Cervicogenic headaches are more common in middle-aged adults and women. They're brought on by trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident or an earlier concussion. Cervicogenic headache patients often have poor posture like "slouching" forward with their head.
What We Do
If you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact us immediately: sudden headache that feels different from previous headaches, new or worsening headache, neck stiffness and trouble moving your head normally.
If these are paired with light-headedness, dizziness, numbness in face or arms/legs (tingling), losing consciousness for a brief moment while standing up suddenly after laying down to rest on couch / bed overnight, contact us.
At-Home Treatment For Headaches
Remember to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day, especially in hot weather or when you've been sweating. Also, medications are often not helpful for cervicogenic headaches because they're caused by a mechanical problem; fortunately our office has several tools which can help solve this issue!
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