Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are secondary types of headache that begin in the top of the neck and go into the head commonly due to tightness in the neck and are associated with bad posture. Cervicogenic headache is usually felt on one side of the head. It is always the same side and, unlike migraine, neck headaches do not swap sides. Cervicogenic headache is of mild-to-moderate intensity and is always accompanied by neck pain.

Self Treatment Options

  • Avoid slouched postures while sitting
  • Simple neck movements and stretches while at work (Your physio can show you the exercises)
  • Heat pack to relive tightness in the neck muscles

How Physio can help

  • Develop exercise and stretching program for you
  • Use Acupuncture/Dry Needling to release tension in the neck muscles.
    Use manual therapy techniques such as passive stretching, soft tissue release and joint mobilization
  • Provide advice of appropriate posture