Cervicogenic Headaches, What are the symptoms and How do you treat?

Posted on: 04 April, 2017

Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that start from musculoskeletal problems in the cervical spine or neck. Cervicogenic headaches can mimic a migraine often going from intermittent to constant and are often aggravated by movement of the neck. The musculoskeletal problems leading to cervicogenic headaches are often stress related. However, they can also be the result of physical damage such as osteoarthritis, a damaged disc, or compression of a cervical nerve.

Compression of the nerve roots at the C1, C2, C3 levels are often involved in Cervicogenic headaches as they control the movement and sensation for the head and neck. Compression of these nerves by inflammation, disc protrusion or muscle spasm can cause pain, vertigo, blurred vision, light and sound sensitivity and other symptoms involved in cervicogenic headaches. Treatment at your chiropractor in San Jose should include spinal manipulation, cold laser therapy ice IATSAM to help reduce the pressure on the nerves and thus reduce your symptoms.

If this is not effective you San Jose chiropractor can help you with a referral to the appropriate physician to get nerve block, facet blocks or radiofrequency therapy. If You Have any further question please do not hesitate to call us at Back to Back Chiropractic for further information.

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