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Cervicogenic Head Ache

Cervicogenic head ache is a reffered pain perceived in the head from a source in
The neck.
It’s a secondry head ache caused by another illness or physical issue.

This condition is caused by any neck disorder or lesion.
In this condition head ache will be usually associated with pericranial tenderness.


Diagnostic criteria

Pain from a source in the neck and perceived in one or more regions of the head.
Disorder or lesion will be there within the cervical spine or soft tssue.
This will be the valid cause of head ache.
By administrating nerve blocks the doctor can confirm which nerve is causing pain.


Joint mobilization.
Joint manipulation.
Electrotherapy(ultra sound).
Exercise to improve flexibility and strength.

Initial exercises:

1-chin tucks.
One of the most effective postural exercises for combating neck pain is the chin tuck exercise .this exercise not only helps strengthen the muscles that pull the head back into the alignment over the shoulders but it also stretches the scalese and sub occipital muscles.

2-shoulder blade squeeze.
Giving your shoulder blade a good squeeze or two during the day may also help to stretch and open the pectoral muscles that is situated in front of the chest,ribs and shoulders.


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