Cervicogenic headaches are caused by abnormalities in the neck and affect a large percentage of patients who suffer from headaches. The most common cause of a cervicogenic headache is restricted movement of the upper cervical spine's joints. Each joint in your neck normally moves freely and independently.
There may be constraints in the upper cervical spine that cause a painful cycle of stiffness, muscular tightness, and joint inflammation in some people. The nerves that run from your neck to the back of your head may become irritated and sensitive as a result of this.
Always let us know if your headaches seem to be becoming worse over time.
If you experience a sudden onset of a severe headache, a new or unfamiliar headache, or significant neck stiffness, rash, numbness or tingling on your face, light-headedness, dizziness, loss of consciousness, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty walking, nausea, numbness radiating into your arms or leg, please contact us right away.