What is it?
Cervical headaches are one of the types of headaches people experience and between 15-20% of all headaches are thought be cervical in origin.
Why a pain in the neck?
Nerves that supply much of the scalp, forehead and base of the skull also supply the joints and tissues of the upper neck.
Therefore: a problem in the upper neck = a headache
What do I look for?
- Limitations in neck movement
- Tenderness and stiffness around the neck
- Headache in the base of the neck, base of the skull or frontal head region
What causes it?
- Muscle tension in the neck head and jaw region
- Poor posture especially when working at a desk
- Trauma such as a car accident
- Poor sleeping position
When do I see someone for help?
Your Lifecare practitioner will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate management plan.
For more information, see your local Lifecare practitioner.
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