What is it?
Cerviogenic headache is a form af headache that is caused by a problem in the neck.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of cerviogenic headache include a steady moderate to severe pain on one side of the head. The duration of the pain varies from person to person. A stiff neck may be present and sometimes the pain starts after a movement of the neck or prolonged uncomfortable position of the neck.
What to expect?
Cervicogenic headache can be managed at home. You can try the following things:
- Pain relievers might help in relieving pain.
- Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids.
Seek consult with your GP if the following occurs:
- Headaches occur frequently (at least 5 times in a month).
- The pattern and severity of the headache has changed.
- Symptoms such as weakness of one side of the body, change in level of consciousness and significant difficulty walking occurs.
- The headache is constant and never goes away.