Frequently Asked Questions

What does a cervicogenic headache feel like?

Cervicogenic headaches typically have neck pain associated with the headache. This pain can come from the lower neck or just below the back of the head in the suboccipital region.

How long can a cervicogenic headache last?

Cervicogenic headaches can last anywhere from one hour to one week.

How do you fix a cervicogenic headache?

The best way to fix a cervicogenic headache is chiropractic care. Restoring proper motion to the neck helps fix a cervicogenic headache.

How do I know if my headache is cervicogenic?

Cervicogenic headaches typically have neck pain associated with them. Limited range of motion of the neck with neck pain and headache is a good indication that you are having a cervicogenic headache.

What triggers cervicogenic headache?

Restricted range of motion in the neck and muscle tightness can trigger a cervicogenic headache.



What Is Cervicogenic Headaches?

Today's video is about cervicogenic headaches.

This is a fancy term.

This just means headaches that originate from the neck.

When we have neck problems, we have nerves that come out of our neck that help regulate blood flow to our head.

This is not the only type of headache that exists, but it is a common headache that people get when they have stress in the neck and their joints, triggering these headaches.

These headaches are typically associated with people who use computers often; they may work at a desk or have poor posture when rounding forward.

We see those things with patients who typically have this type of issue.

How To Prevent Cervicogenic Headaches?

Regarding the chiropractic approach, we like to sit down with those patients, take x-rays, consult, and understand what's happening with their neck and upper back.

However, these people tend to respond very well to chiropractic care.

We also recommend some home exercises to help with that posture.

There's some neck corrective stuff we might want to do, but we get to find out your unique situation by sitting down, doing that consultation, and doing the x-rays to understand better how to help.

But the good news is that cervicogenic headaches respond well to chiropractic care.

Contact Us

So if you're suffering with these, perhaps you're getting some pain in the back of your skull here or in the neck, and you're getting headaches, it's time to give us a call so we can take a look at this because this is something that responds well to chiropractic care.

I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.


Call our office today to schedule an appointment to kickstart your healthy life: 530-221-8443



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