There are many different types of headaches with symptoms ranging from mild to moderately achy or throbbing pains often associated with headaches coming from your neck, to more severe pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, numbness, or sensitivity to sound, light or smells these are symptoms of migraine-type headaches.
Here's what you need to know about your headaches.
The most common trigger for cervicogenic headache is limited movement of the joints in your upper cervical spine. Normally, each of the joints in your neck move freely and independently.
Sometimes, restrictions in the upper cervical spine initiate a painful cycle of stiffness, muscle tightness and joint inflammation. This may cause irritation to the sensitive nerves leading from your neck into the back of your head.
One of the most common causes of headaches is stiffness and tension in the muscles and joints of your neck. These are called cervicogenic headaches.
Research has demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can not only have an immediate effect on these headaches but also has a long lasting effect.
We use a variety of safe and effective techniques to help treat and manage headache. Regardless of if your headache is coming from your neck or is migraine like we have experiencing helping patients like you. We have had success treating both acute and persistent headache.
Pain often radiates from the base of your skull toward the top of your head and sometimes over your eyes. In rare instances, the pain may travel into your arm. These headache episodes may last from hours to days. The pain is continuous but fluctuating and is often described as "deep." You may also notice chronic neck tenderness and stiffness.
Cervicogenic headache symptoms may be triggered or reproduced by awkward movements and postures.
The condition is more common in patients who have recently experienced trauma, especially a motor vehicle accident or an earlier concussion. The condition often affects middle-aged adults and is more common in women at a rate of four to one. Cervicogenic headaches are sometimes accompanied by poor posture, including a "slouched" or "forward head" posture.