It is a general term for pain that develops in the neck through the pain in their head. This is a secondary headache caused by underlying conditions such as neck injuries, severe high blood pressure, infections as it sets them apart from primary headaches like migraine or cluster headaches.

Cervicogenic Headache

Pain caused by a cervicogenic headache starts in the neck & at the back of head. People having cervicogenic headache generally suffer from stiffness & neck pain. Specific neck movement provides this disease. , Starting from the back of the head and neck, then moving towards the front. This disease mostly develops on one side of the head. 

Some other signs & symptoms of cervicogenic headache include:

  • Reduced motions/ movements in the neck
  • One-sided pain on face, neck, shoulder, arm or head
  • Blurred vision & nausea
  • Light & noise sensitivity 
  • Pain & stiffness of the neck
  • Pain around eyes · Head pain triggered by certain neck motions or positions


As you age, the cartilage & bones that make up your backbone & neck gradually develop. These changes may include

  • Stiffed ligaments
  • Herniated disks
  • Bone spurs
  • Dehydrated disks


Treatment of this disease mainly focuses on eliminating the root cause of pain. Depending on the severity of their symptoms & on the person, treatment may vary accordingly. This can include medications, therapeutic, surgical & medicinal methods, neuro-modulation and physical therapy as well.

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