What are Cervicogenic Headaches?
Headaches come in many forms. “cervicogenic headaches” are a common type that arise from problems in the neck. Typically, they are triggered by restricted movement of the joints in the upper cervical spine. The joints in your neck should move freely and independently. Sometimes, movement in your cervical spine can become limited. This often leads to a painful cycle of stiffness, muscle tightness, and joint inflammation. As a result, the sensitive nerves in your neck become irritated and send pain signals through the back of your head.
Recognizing the Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headaches
Take note if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Headaches focused on one side of your head. Occasionally, they can be felt on both sides
- Headaches starting at the base of your skull, extending toward the crown of your head and even over, or behind your eyes
- Headache pain lasting from hours to days
Often described as a “deep pain,” the pain level can fluctuate as they persist over time. Cervicogenic headaches can be associated with chronic neck tenderness and stiffness.
If you are experiencing any these symptoms, we recommend you come in for a consultation. Make an appointment online anytime.
We are Here to Help
Our mission is to provide a timely and sustainable recovery. We practice a wide range of evidence-based techniques to aid in your recovery, customized to each patient.
Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment to help restore your neck’s full range of motion.
Therapy modalities such as cold laser and electrical stimulation to minimize muscle tightness, pain, and swelling.
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to loosen persistent tightness.
Therapeutic stretching to improve your flexibility.
Irondequoit Chiropractic Center is proud to have served the Rochester community for more than 20 years. You can schedule an appointment anytime by contacting our office.