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Cervicogenic Headaches

Do You Suffer From Nauseating Headaches?

If you experience strong headaches in the morning or after work you could be experiencing Cervicogenic Headaches

Are you experiencing headaches in the morning or after a long day of work? Do you notice pain localized to the back of the head where the junction with the neck begins, the front of the head, or behind one or both eyes? This and many other symptoms can be a sign you are experiencing what is called Cervicogenic Headaches. These headaches consistently get misdiagnosed as migraines. Part of the reason is many of the symptoms are similar including nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. These headaches are often stemming from an issue with the joints, muscles or nerves of your neck (cervical spine).

Common symptoms may include:

  • Reduced neck range of motion
  • Upper neck pain in conjunction with a headache
  • One-sided headache pain that presents in a “rams horn” pattern
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Light/sound sensitivity.

How to Treat Cervicogenic Headaches

These headaches can quickly be diagnosed by a trip to your Orthopedic Physical Therapist. Through a biomechanical analysis and mechanical special testing designed to pinpoint the structures at fault, your physical therapist will be able to identify the true cause of your pain.

Treatment options include spinal manipulation, mobilizations of the spine, myofascial release, correction of faulty posture mechanics, contract/relax stretch, strengthening of the deep neck muscles, and education on self-treatments. We focus on correcting the mechanical generator of your pain, not simply offering quick fixes or temporary relief.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have been experiencing any of the above symptoms do not hesitate to give us a call. There is no reason to suffer through another day of work with a nauseating headache. The board certified therapists at Fox Physical Therapy specialize in identifying disorders of the head and neck. We take pride in using only the latest in evidence-based treatments to fix the root cause of your problems.

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