Cervicogenic Headaches

Symptoms: pain in the base of the skull radiating over the top of the head
Causes: poor postural habits or strain to neck
Physiotherapy Treatments: manual therapy to reduce muscle tension in the suboccipital muscles, traditional physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercise, patient education to reduce the aggravation of symptoms related to poor ergonomic or postural habits, acupuncture, shockwave to resolve adjacent trigger points
Other Interventions: massage therapy, antiinflammatory or pain medication, migraine pill, botox injections, other investigations such as a CT scan to rule out serious problems of the brain