Cervicogenic headaches are classified as a secondary headache because it is influenced and occurs as a result of health-related concerns of the body. This headache mimics pain felt elsewhere in the body projecting in the form of a headache. It can often seem like a migraine, but in fact, the pain stems from pain within the cervical spine.
That being said, headaches like clusters and tension headaches also stem from a source of pain in the body such as strained eyes, fatigue, and stress-related to name a few.
Before preventing the problem, it’s good to know how it is caused so that you can avoid it all together. Many people experience these headaches and the good news is that it’s treatable.
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There are several treatment options for a cervicogenic headache. Some treatment includes medication (prescription and over the counter medication), injections, as well as surgery amongst other.
Chiropractic treatment is considered to especially focused on neck and back pain and is therefore one of the leading alternative medical practices for cervicogenic headache. Since the headache is associated with neck pain, being able to lessen the pressure on your neck is essential to avoid it. One of the fantastic benefits of seeing a chiropractor to treat and help manage the pain is the fact that it is holistic. Going to the core of the problem, allows professional chiropractors to treat the entire problem and not just the aspects or symptoms associated with it.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive and has long-term benefits in helping patients lead a more pain-free, productive life.
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