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Symptoms you may experience with cervicogenic headaches

December 15th, 2018
Cervicogenic Headaches

Rehab Access has a team in Belle Chasse and Gretna Louisiana that can help you learn more about many medical conditions, and one of those conditions is cervicogenic headaches. 

Since 1999, the team at Rehab Access has been helping people in our community find the physical therapy they need. We’ve built our positive reputation by finding out your therapy goals and then working to get you the best possible therapy results. Our team has also worked hard to offer physical therapy for as many medical issues as possible. One of the issues that you may not know we can help you with is cervicogenic headaches. 

Some symptoms you may notice if you have cervicogenic headaches

The name cervicogenic headaches is a mouthful of medical terminology for most people. But, the staff at Rehab Access want to help you understand what these types of headaches are. Your cervical spine is the upper part of your spinal column, and it’s commonly referred to as the neck. Still, neck-based headaches doesn’t make much sense either at first. However, carrying tension and stress in your neck and shoulder muscles has been known to lead to headaches. These are the types of headaches we’re referring at Rehab Access when we call a headache cervicogenic. 

There are a variety of symptoms you may experience with this type of headache. Indeed, you may be surprised to learn that some of these symptoms are related to your headaches. Neck-based headache symptoms include things like: 

  • Muscle tightness in your shoulders and neck
  • Limited range of motion in your head and neck
  • Long periods of unrelieved pain
  • Higher levels of pain when tilting your head forward
  • Tingling or numbness in your head, neck or shoulders

If you have any combination of these symptoms, then you’ve likely had a cervicogenic headache, too. The team at Rehab Access wants to help you get rid of these headaches for good. We can do this by helping you find physical therapy methods that may help to relieve these symptoms. Some of these methods include things like stretching exercises and tips for better posture. We even make it easy for you to get started with your headache therapy. All it takes is contacting the teams at our Belle Chasse or Gretna, Louisiana locations to schedule your first appointment now.