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Cervicogenic Headaches

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Are you suffering from headaches that do not improve with over the counter or prescription medication? Then you might be one of many who suffer from a secondary headache caused by cervical origin (as opposed to vascular origin) termed cervicogenic headache (CGH). It is estimated that approximately 15–20% of all headaches experienced are of cervical origin.


On examination, patients commonly present with a reduced cervical range of motion, TMJ symptoms, trigger points in the posterior neck and/or a condition called Upper Cross Syndrome. See the picture below:

So what’s the fix? The treatment approaches that we are currently using in our clinic are the same approaches that a recent evidence-based review has revealed to be the most effective especially when used in combination. These include cervical joint manipulations, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization/Graston technique, trigger point dry needling, and therapeutic exercises addressing postural imbalances attempting to reverse Upper Cross Syndrome.


Book your appointment today and you’ll be on your way to a headache free life that you never thought possible!


Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3201065/pdf/ijspt-06-254.pdf

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