A cervicogenic headache is one that most commonly originates from the upper three segments of the spine. Pain usually starts at the base of the skull and radiates into the head, although it is possible to have a cervicogenic headache without any neck pain.
Cervicogenic headaches are often related to a certain sustained position or movement of the neck, such as sitting for a long time, or turning your head.
Expert hands-on treatment to accurately mobilise the segment of the neck responsible for the headache can significantly reduce the pain. Rehabilitation to lengthen tight muscles and strengthen weak ones has also been shown to improve recovery.If you suffer from headaches or migraines, and traditional medication-based treatment has proved unsuccessful, then let us check the upper part of your spine – that might be where the problem lies.