Cervicogenic headache have different characteristics from migraine. Both cause pain in the neck region but cervicogenic pain is unilateral and extends out down the shoulders. Migraine has symptoms including headache, nausea, and throbbing sensation.
It is important to know whether you are experiencing migraine or cervicogenic headache to treat the condition.
Are cervicogenic headaches and migraines the same?
Cervicogenic headaches and migraines differ from each other. Reduced range of motion and stiffness in the neck are the symptoms of cervicogenic headache. The pain will also extend out and down the shoulders, whereas symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, sound, and light sensitivity are associated with migraine.
How do I know if my headache is Cervicogenic?
It is a chronic and recurrent headache. A cervicogenic pain usually presents as a unilateral pain that begins in the neck after neck movement and is accompanied by a reduced range of neck motion.
What is the root cause of cervicogenic headaches?
Cervicogenic pain is a secondary headache. Another illness causes it. A disorder of the cervical spine and its component bone, disc, or soft tissue elements is a major cause of cervicogenic headache. Numerous pain-sensitive structures exist in the upper neck and back of the head regions, including the lining of the cervical spine, the joints, ligaments, cervical nerve roots, and vertebral arteries passing through the cervical vertebral bodies.
As these headaches arise from vertebral misalignment of the upper part of the neck in most cases, restoring the alignment by KKT treatment eliminates the pain and gives the patients optimum levels of health. KKT treatment revolves around gaining overall well-being as it not only treats the disease but also puts emphasis on following an individualized exercise program and having a healthy lifestyle including using a supportive and comfortable pillow and mattress.