In the next few blog posts I will look at some of the more common types of headaches that I see in practice. The first being the cervicogenic headache. Basically, these are headaches that originate in the neck and there is referred pain into the head. They call this a secondary headache as it arises secondary to another problem. How can a problem in the neck cause a headache you may ask? continue reading to find out.
In my previous post, I talked about how chiropractic care is an effective way to help ease headaches. I also gave 7 ways to help ease headaches yourself at home (you can read it here). Hopefully you have tried some of these tips and found them useful. In the second part of the headache series, I wanted to talk about a specific type of headache called a cervicogenic headache. These are one of the more common types of headaches. It is a headache that originates from the neck. They call this a secondary headache as the headache arises secondary to another problem. In this case, the problem is in the neck but there is referred pain into the head. This is an important point to understand as simply taking something to ease the headache pain will help it feel better, but it won’t fix the cause of the problem. How does a neck problem cause a headache you may ask? Continue reading to find out.
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