cervicogenic headache


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cervicogenic headache

A headache that begins in the superior segments of the cervical spine and radiates to one side of the neck, forehead, and/or shoulder. It typically is worsened by movements or postures of the head or neck, or by pressure applied directly to the neck. It may be relieved by massage, manipulation, or occipital nerve blocks.
See also: headache
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Treatment time for full resolution of cervicogenic headache ranges between 6 18 visits.
* Impaired reaction time: Compared to healthy controls, persons with cervicogenic headache exhibit a reduced ability to adapt spinal muscle coordination and activity and show a slower reaction time.
Clinical features such as neck pain, focal neck tenderness, history of neck trauma, mechanical exacerbation of pain, unilaterality, coexisting shoulder pain, reduced range of motion in the neck, nuchal onset, nausea, vomiting, and photophobia are not unique to a cervicogenic headache. These maybe features of a cervicogenic headache, but they do not define the relationship between the disorder and the source of the headache.)
In a reported case series by Bovaira et al., bilaterally targeting the DRG of C2 and C3 provided satisfactory relief of cervicogenic headache [12].
Gladish, "Botulinum toxin injection for cervicogenic headache," Headache, vol.
Incidence of ponticulus posterior of the atlas in migraine and cervicogenic headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1999;22:15-20.
Positive dose-response effects have also been reported after a six-week course of cervical SMT in a chronic cervicogenic headache cohort.
(21) did not find any effects of ISWI on pain intensity and neck mobility in patients with cervicogenic headache. The reasons for this difference between studies are unclear, but some possibilities include elements of the different nature of pain, different numbers and sites of injection, different pain mechanisms in patients, or some other unknown reasons.
Cervicogenic headache, migraine without aura and tension-type headache.
Besides ON, PNS was even used on patients with some severe headache syndromes, such as migraine, cluster headache, cervicogenic headache, and trigeminal neuralgia [sup][5] when refractory to pharmatherapy and other noninvasive methods.