cervicogenic headache

Alternating Unilateral Head Pain: The Elephant in the Room

  Indeed, this is the elephant in the room! A key diagnostic criterion for CGH is side-locked unilateral head pain, i.e. head pain always occurs exclusively on the same side, never the other.  This has been established by the medical model of headache, respectfully not fully au fait with musculoskeletal medicine. In my experience, whilst

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C2-3 The Most Common Source Of Headache

Headache Was Alleviated In 75 Percent of Patients Analysing diagnostic blocks in 166 patients fulfilling diagnostic criteria for Cervicogenic Headache I have been consulting exclusively those with chronic headache/migraine for the past 30 years i.e. 33000 hours of clinical experience with over 8300 patients. The Watson Headache® Approach, which I have been teaching internationally since

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Determining if the Neck is the Cause

In Headache and Migraine One of the confusing phenomena about Cervicogenic Headache is that its symptoms can present as Migraine, Tension Headache or even Cluster Headache.2-6 So even though your headache may have been diagnosed as Migraine, Tension Headache, Cluster Headache etc., it may actually be a ‘Cervicogenic Headache’… and there is one feature, which

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Misconception 6 of 10

Examining Upper Cervical Segments That reproduction of headache when examining upper cervical segments confirms cervicogenic relevancy – wrong! Whilst reproduction of typical symptoms does not confirm relevancy, if this occurs, one can be very, very, suspicious of cervical involvement. However, there are situations in which reproduction is possible and the source is not the upper

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Decreasing Migraine Progression

With Cervicogenic Management Recent evidence suggests that migraine is a progressive condition in which over time, episodes become more frequent, more severe, less responsive to medication, and last longer.  Research has shown that by (surgically) treating/removing disorders (which were evident on an MRI scan) in the upper cervical (neck) decreased the long-term worsening of the

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Misconception 5 of 10

Reproduction of Headache That reproduction of headache when examining the upper cervical structures is inappropriate… is to be avoided – wrong! It is crucial! Reproduction (and resolution) is exactly what is needed24 – without it you are in ‘no man’s (or woman’s) land’… the guessing game continues! References: Kaube H, Katasavara Z, Przywara S, Drepper

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