Headaches Part 3: Cervicogenic Headaches

If you are someone that suffers from headaches that seem to be related to your neck muscles, you may be a little confused after the post on tension headaches. You are pretty sure it is related to tight muscles, but your headaches do not feel like a tight band. If this is the case, you may be suffering from cervicogenic headaches.

Cervicogenic headaches are defined as head pain that originates from the neck and occipital area (the base of the skull). These types of headaches are relatively common, and tend to occur in those with previous neck trauma or cervical joint dysfunction.

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Headaches Part 1: Is it really a migraine?

Nothing can ruin your day as quickly as a headache. Before you can have a plan for how to get rid of it, it can be helpful to find out what type of headache you are experiencing.

In general, there are 4 main types of headaches –

  1. Migraine headache
  2. Tension headache
  3. Cervicogenic headache
  4. Cluster headache

Most people are familiar with migraine headaches, and may have even had one. However, not every really bad headache is actually defined as a migraine!

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