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What are signs of a cervicogenic headache?

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One sign of cervicogenic headache is pain that comes from a sudden movement of your neck. Another is that you get head pain when your neck remains in the same position for some time. Other signs may include:

  • Pain on one side of your head or face
  • Steady pain that doesn't throb
  • Head pain when you cough, sneeze, or take a deep breath
  • An attack of pain that can last for hours or days
  • Stiff neck -- you can't move your neck normally
  • Pain that stays in one spot, like the back, front, or side of your head or your eye

From: Cervicogenic Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Quebec Association of Chronic Pain: "Cervicogenic Headache."

American Migraine Foundation: "Cervicogenic Headache."

Jefferson Hospital for Neurosurgery Journal: "A Pain in the Neck: Review of Cervicogenic Headache and Associated Disorders."

Chiro-Trust.org: "What Are Cervicogenic Headaches?"

International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy: "Cervicogenic Headaches: An Evidence-Led Approach to Clinical Management."

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: "Cervicogenic Headache: A Review of Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Cervicogenic headache: It is time to call for more attention."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Quebec Association of Chronic Pain: "Cervicogenic Headache."

American Migraine Foundation: "Cervicogenic Headache."

Jefferson Hospital for Neurosurgery Journal: "A Pain in the Neck: Review of Cervicogenic Headache and Associated Disorders."

Chiro-Trust.org: "What Are Cervicogenic Headaches?"

International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy: "Cervicogenic Headaches: An Evidence-Led Approach to Clinical Management."

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: "Cervicogenic Headache: A Review of Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies."

British Journal of Medical Practitioners: "Cervicogenic headache: It is time to call for more attention."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 16, 2018

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