Cervicogenic headaches are defined as a one-sided head pain that is referred fro the cervical joints in your spine.
In other words, there are nerve roots that exit your upper cervical spine that innervate those same joints. Irritation to those nerve roots can cause a cervicogenic headache whenever neck movement is involved.
Cervicogenic headaches have a variety of risk factors that can increase the chance of developing them. This can include -
Cervical Disc Issues
Current or Prior Neck Injury
If you've ever suffered from a cervicogenic headache, you know how miserable it can be. Typically, the pain is located on one "side" of the head - this can be the front, back, or either side of your head. These headaches can go on for hours, to days, to weeks depending on the root of the issue. The pain can be described as: dull, achy, and non-throbbing. Other symptoms includes things such as neck pain, shoulder pain, blurred vision, and dizziness.
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