Are you suffering from chronic headaches? Do you ever experience neck stiffness or pain with your headaches? Recent research suggests that neck and head pain are more related than you think, and your headaches might be caused by neck dysfunction.
One study examined whether headaches and cervical spine impairment were linked in patients with head pain. Of the patients evaluated, 90% had cervicogenic headaches, or headaches linked to neck pain. In addition, the severity of patients’ headaches impacted the range of motion in their necks. This study demonstrates the strong relationship between cervical spine (neck) impairment and cervicogenic headaches.
If you are suffering from ongoing headaches, Patrick Chiropractic in Raleigh can help determine whether your headaches are related to impairment and pain in your neck. Give our office a call today at 919-790-2288 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patrick.
Hall TM, Briffa K, Hopper D, Robinson KW. The relationship between cervicogenic headache and impairment determined by the flexion-rotation test. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy. 2010 Nov-Dec; 33(9):666-71.
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