What is a cervicogenic headache?
There are many different kind of headaches. A cervicogenic headache is a headache that can be referred from other areas of the body. Commonly, muscles around the head and neck are a cause of the referred pain and headaches. These muscles can develop trigger points that are tender to touch and can cause severe headaches with radiating pain.
Treatment options for tender trigger points in a muscle that could be causing a headache?
There are several treatment options to treat trigger points:
We specialize in myofascial release techniques of dry needling, IASTM, and cupping. From our experience the dry needling works great for neck pain, chronic neck pain, and in muscles that are causing headaches
5 common muscles that can cause Cervicogenic Headaches:
- Obliquus Capitis Superior (Suboccipital Muscle)
- Splenius Capitis (Posterior cervicals)
- Splenius Cervicis (Posterior cervicals)
What does this mean and how can I treat my headache?
Does your headache look and feel like any of the above examples?
If you’re experiencing pain or headaches in the areas above, our treatment techniques can solve the root issue of your pain. These painful trigger points are often overlooked and treated with medications, only providing temporarily relief. Treating the cause and releasing these studied, painful muscular pain points can finally solve your headaches and get you back to your normal life…without medications or adverse side effects.
To read some headache case studies and see what our patients are saying about their treatment…just click HERE
If your ready to get pain free…you can call or text the board certified specialists here at Pursuit Physical Therapy at 407-494-8835 or click HERE to contact us.
Chris Parks, SPT, CSCS – Physical Therapy Doctoral Student
Travell JG, Simons DG, Simons LS. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual: Vol. 1:Upper Half of Body. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1999.