What Is Cervicogenic headache?
Cervicogenic headache is referred pain perceived in the head from a source in the neck. Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache, which means that it is caused by another illness or physical issue. In the case of cervicogenic headache, the cause is a neck disorder or lesion.
- Pain, referred from a source in the neck and perceived in one or more regions of the head and/or face, fulfilling criteria C and D.
- Clinical, laboratory and/or imaging evidence of a disorder or lesion within the cervical spine or soft tissues of the neck known to be, or generally accepted as, a valid cause of headache1
- Evidence that the pain can be attributed to the neck disorder or lesion based on at least one of the following:
- demonstration of clinical signs that implicate a source of pain in the neck
- abolition of headache following diagnostic blockade of a cervical structure or its nerve supply using placebo- or other adequate controls.
- Pain resolves within 3 months after successful treatment of the causative disorder or lesion