Headaches Originating from the Neck

What are Headaches Originating from the Neck? These headaches, known as cervicogenic headaches, stem from issues in the neck, such as muscle tension or joint dysfunction. They can cause pain in the neck, head, and even shoulders.

Common Treatments:

  1. Conservative: Physical therapy to improve neck posture and function, relaxation techniques.
  2. Medications: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications.
  3. Minimally Invasive Injections: Trigger point injections to alleviate muscle tension.


  1. Q: How can I differentiate a cervicogenic headache from other headaches?
    A: A physiatrist's evaluation can accurately diagnose the cause and tailor treatment accordingly.
  2. Q: What daily habits can prevent headaches originating from the neck?
    A: Proper posture, ergonomic adjustments, and regular neck exercises can minimize risk.
  3. Q: Are injections commonly used for these headaches?
    A: Injections can be an effective part of a comprehensive treatment plan, depending on the underlying cause.

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