Cervicogenic headaches often referred to as secondary headaches, are a pain in the head that is caused by another illness or injury.
Cervicogenic means originates in the cervical spine (neck). The cervical spine and its disc or the soft tissues in the neck are all possible points of headache origin.
Although it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause, trained Chiropractor, through assessment and diagnosis can determine the cause of your headaches.
People with cervicogenic headaches often have side locked headaches (pain only on one side) as we all a reduced range of motion. Some other symptoms include:
- Steady pain that doesn’t throb
- Head pain when you take a deep breath, cough or sneeze
- Pain that stays in one spot
- Feeling of nauseous or even vomiting along with the head pain
- Overly sensitive to bright lights or loud noises
Cervicogenic headaches are treatable with a combination of therapies including spinal manipulation from chiropractic treatment along with acupuncture, and physical therapy.
Usually, the need for medications can be lowered or avoided with conservative treatment.
At HALO Clinic we see clients who are having difficulty excelling or participating in their activities as a result of cervicogenic headaches.
Calgary residents who seek our care can expect a comprehensive approach that may include Chiropractic Manual Therapies, Active Release Therapy, Graston Therapy, Massage Therapy, Exercise Prescription, Orthotics and Acupuncture.
If you have cervicogenic headaches, or suffer from undiagnosed head pain, and would like to stop the pain or would like to have a complimentary consultation to discuss your condition, then contact us here.
If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the best practitioners in Calgary to help with your state.
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