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Cervicogenic Headache Treatment in Gurgaon

Cervicogenic Headache


Headaches are a common problem and may happen due to a variety of reasons. It is impossible to determine what kind of a headache you have with just the knowledge of the fact that you have a headache. Also, it is crucial to investigate what is causing the headache. Get an effective Cervicogenic Headache treatment in Gurgaon from PAL Physiotherapy center located at sector 41, Gurgaon. However, if a headache is related to an issue in your neck, there are fair chances are that you are suffering from a Cervicogenic Headache. 

It is really difficult to distinguish between a Cervicogenic Headache and a migraine. Cervicogenic headaches are often mistaken for migraines. However, one of the basic differences between the two is that a migraine headache is rooted in the brain, while a Cervicogenic headache has its roots in the cervical spine (neck) or base of the skull region.

Sometimes that painful headache of yours is a result of eyestrain, stress, tiredness, or trauma. If you feel vulnerable to a headache a headache, you may often be not able to identify the root cause. Cervicogenic headaches are somewhat different from those common headaches encountered by the people on a daily basis as they are usually caused by problems with the nerves, bones, or muscles in your neck.


A lot of conditions are often held responsible for a Cervicogenic Headache. It generally arises from issues in the neck and can be triggered by a lot of conditions. These include -

  • Degenerative conditions of the sort of osteoarthritis
  • A prolapsed disc in the neck
  • A whiplash injury
  • Any injury to the neck
  • Inappropriate posture while sitting or standing at work
  • Falling asleep in an awkward position
  • Sleeping in a chair or while sitting up on the bed
  • A compressed or pinched nerve in or near the neck


The most common symptom of a Cervicogenic Headache is a continuously throbbing head pain. The other symptoms of this disorder are -

  • A pain on one side of your head or face
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Pain around the eyes
  • Pain while coughing or sneezing
  • A headache with certain neck postures or movement
  • Steady pain without any throbbing
  • Pain in the head while you cough, sneeze, or take a deep breath
  • Pain attacks lasting for hours or days
  • Pain concentrated on a spot, like the back, front, or side of your head or your eye

Cervicogenic Headaches can sometimes have symptoms similar to migraine headaches of the sort of -

  • Sensitivity to light
  • Noise sensitivity
  • A blurred vision
  • An upset stomach


With a large number of disorders being characterized by severe headaches, it is difficult to diagnose if the patient actually is suffering from a Cervicogenic Headache or not.

Generally, during the diagnosis of this, the doctor examines you physically and enquires about your health. The doctor may also ask about what exactly you are often doing while the pain attacks and where exactly does it hurt.

If the above methods do not fetch convincing results, the doctor may conduct some tests of the sort of X-Ray, computerized tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging scan to confirm more facts about your headache.

The doctor may also suggest a shot called nerve block which puts numbing medicine into certain nerves in the back of your head. In case the patient gets some relief or the pain entirely goes away with the nerve block, this implies that your headache is probably caused by a problem with nerves in your neck.

The doctor may sometimes have to move your head and neck in some predetermined ways to check what exactly is painful for you. Besides, the doctor may press on certain areas of the neck of the patient to figure out if that is causing the headache. The patient can also get a blood test done to eliminate the possibility of a headache being caused by another disease.


Physiotherapy is often regarded as one of the best treatment for Cervicogenic Headache in Gurgaon. Meeting a physiotherapist greatly helps. The patient should clearly describe all the symptoms so as to develop a focused and personalized treatment plan. Stretches and exercises can help the patient a lot. Extensively work with your doctor or a physical therapist to find out what kind of exercise is best and safest for you blindly signing up for any treatment plan.

The doctor often suggests physical therapy to strengthen the utterly weak neck muscles of the patient and improve the mobility of the joints. The patient may also be suggested alternative therapies to lessen nerve, joint, or muscle pain in the neck.

The treatment generally includes -

  • Cervical spine manipulation or mobilization
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Thoracic spine thrust manipulation & exercise
  • C1-C2 Self-sustained Natural Apophyseal Glide (SNAG)
  • Dry Needling Therapy
  • Cervical Facial Release/ Cranio - sacral release
  • MFR 

Other options for managing pain include -

  • Avoiding activities that worsen pain
  • Applying a pack of ice or heat treatment for 15-20 minutes
  • Use of a neck brace while sleeping upright
  • Practicing good posture while performing day-to-day chores and routine activities like sitting, standing, or driving

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  • Near Shaktipeeth Mandir, Gurgaon
  • Helpline: +91 9811 3434 17
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