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What tests are used to diagnose a cervicogenic headache?

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To learn more about your headaches, your doctor probably will want a closer look with one or more of the following:

  • X-ray: Small doses of radiation are used to make pictures of the bones in your neck and spine.
  • Computerized tomography scan: Several X-rays are taken from different angles and put together to show more information than is on a single X-ray.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scan: Powerful magnets and radio waves are used to make detailed images of your head, neck, and spine.

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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