Treatment time for full resolution of cervicogenic
headache ranges between 6 18 visits.
headache: too important to be left un-diagnosed.
Thorough knowledge of the mechanism(s) causing the cervicogenic
or tension-type headache is important because there often are limited objective findings, especially during the pain-free period.
Approximately 1/3 of dentists surveyed do not evaluate their TMD patients for poor head and neck posture and the presence of cervicogenic
cephalea was managed with analgesics (Ibuprofen, 10 mg/kg/day orally, every 8 hours), and she was recommended to maintain a good posture when sitting and standing and avoid sleeping on her front, in order to reduce the strain on the neck muscles and ligaments.
Some of the proposed trigger mechanisms of a cervicogenic
headache are compression or inflammation of the C2 nerve root; referred pain of the first branch of the trigeminal nerve from C2 nerve root irritation trough anastomosis; emerging pain in the trigeminal nerve area caused by stimulation of the upper spinal nerve roots from the anatomical connection between the spinal trigeminal nucleus and dorsal horn at the C2-3 spinal level  (Figure 1); a tension headache due to entrapment of the occipital nerve after pericranial muscles constrict from cervical muscle strain or spasm.
Her past medical history included arterial hypertension and gastroesophageal reflux, as well as cervicogenic
Moore, "Upper crossed syndrome and its relationship to cervicogenic
headache," Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, vol.
Furthermore, previous studies describe three major headache types which are of concern in weightlifters: Benign PEH, cervicogenic
headache, and effort-induced migraine headache (12).
Year 2001 Bronfort Condition chronic headache (tension, migraine and cervicogenic
) Study Systematic Review Inclusion Randomized controlled trials Number of Studies 9 Number of Patients 683 Measures Pain severity, frequency, duration, improvement, use of analgesics, disability, or quality of life Result Spinal manipulative therapy has an effect comparable to commonly used first-line prophylactic prescription medications for migraine headaches.
A randomized controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic
I present a case of a 46 y/o treatment refractory patient whom has suffered vertebral artery dissection resulting in stroke and two distinctly separate spinal cord injuries as a result of his cervicogenic