Common Types of Headache
Neck Headache (Cervicogenic Headache)
What Causes Headache?
Your headache symptoms can help your doctor determine its cause and the appropriate treatment. Most headaches aren’t the result of a serious illness, but some may result from a life-threatening condition requiring emergency care.
Primary headaches are not related to any other problem and include migraines, tension type headaches and cluster headaches.
Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying problem, and can include a post-whiplash headache, neck headache, and drug withdrawal headache. In other words, the headache is a symptom of something else being wrong rather than the cause itself. Treatment for a secondary headache involves treating the source (eg upper neck joints) rather than the headache symptoms.
Common Treatments for Headache
Your physiotherapist will be able to assist your diagnosis and migraine or headache source and then provide appropriate headache treatment options. The treatment options may be: