Cervicogenic headaches are usually triggered by abnormal neck movement and/or sustained awkward head positioning.
In addition to the headache, symptoms may include a restricted range of motion and pain in the neck, shoulder or arm. We treat cervicogenic headaches with techniques such as manual therapy, dry needling and ART (active release technique). These therapies are successful in many cases.
Stress, poor posture and inadequate rest may all contribute to the onset of a tension headache. The most common symptom of a tension headache is pain, which may radiate from the neck, back and eyes due to tightening of facial, neck and scalp muscles.
The first step in our treatment plan for tension headaches includes diagnosing and, to the extent possible, alleviating, the root cause(s) of the tension headaches. This may include suggesting changes to a patient’s workstation or environment, encouraging short breaks from a repetitive job or hobby, and practicing meditation to reduce stress.