Cervicogenic Headaches (Part 4)

The final type of headache which we will be discussing is called Cervicogenic Headache.

(You can read about Tension Headaches or Migraine Headaches)

Cervicogenic headaches are generally caused by pain involved with the neck itself.

As mentioned in the previous articles, muscular tension in these areas can be a big contributor. The only way to know which muscle is involved is to assess neck motion in a variety of different positions. Often times you will find one particular direction that is limited, which then would correlate with addressing a particular muscle group. 

This by far and away is the most common test that I find is limited.

This by far and away is the most common test that I find is limited.

So it's not only important addressing the neck motion limitation, but give you ways of self treating at home so that you give yourself the best possible chance of not having the issue resurface.

At On Track Physio, we not only focus on treatment that will help your symptoms. But also look big picture at what you can best be doing to address the cause of the issue as opposed to always being reactive and just addressing the result. This is how we can give you much better long term solutions.  

If you'd like to start being in control of your headaches, we provide a FREE Discover visit. This free appointment is all about getting clarity back into your life and providing you with potential solutions.

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About the Author: Dr. Greg Schaible is a physical therapist/strength coach specializing in athletic performance. He attended The University of Findlay, graduating in 2013 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). As a Track and Field athlete, he was as a 5x Division II All-American and 6x Division II Academic All-American. Greg is the owner of On Track Physiotherapy in Ann Arbor, Mi. You can stay up to date with helpful information and news on Facebook.