According to the American Migraine Foundation, a Cervicogenic headache is a refer headache from the neck area. Cervicogenic Headache is a secondary headache because it is the result of another origin like the upper neck or the back of the head. Cervicogenic Headache is one of the most common headaches in weight-lifting athletes ( Rifat S.F., Moeller J.L. Sports Med Rep, 2003 ). 

Now get the best home physiotherapy service by our experts at affordable Charges for Physiotherapy.

Types of Headache Disorder: ( Cephalalgia, 2004)

There are basically 2 categories of headache Primary and Secondary.

  1. Primary headache includes cluster and migraine headaches as well as also tension-type headache.
  2. Secondary headaches are the result of another source of head and neck injury.

Prevalence :

Approximately  47% of the global population suffers from a headache and 15-20% of that headache are cervicogenic headaches. (Phila Pa 1976). A higher prevalence of headache in adults with neck pain. Females are more prone to Cervicogenic Headache affecting 4 times as many women as men. Since Cervicogenic Headache commonly affects women, it is important to consider menstruation and hormonal shifts as a contributor to headaches. (Hagen K., et al. Eur J Neurol, 2002. Lieba-Samal D. et.al. Miziara L., et al.)

Now get the best home physiotherapy service from our experts at affordable Charges for Physiotherapy.


  1. Postural: Forward Head Posture ( Watson DH, Trott PH Cephalalgia. 1993 Aug )
  2. Active Range of motion: There is a significant decrease in range of motion in the neck. ( Dumas J.P., Jull G., et al.)
  3. Muscle Length: Upper Crossed Syndrome (Jull G, Barrett C, Zito G )
  4. Soft Tissue: Myofascial Trigger point in the muscle. (Simons D.G., Travell J.G.et.al. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins )


Electrotherapy: There are some studies suggested that TENS are Cryotherapy effective in Cervicogenic Headache patient. (Haldeman S, Dagenais SSpine J. 2001). 

In a recent systematic review, Chow et alconcluded that LLLT reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute mechanical neck pain and up to 22 weeks after treatment in patients with chronic neck pain, while Leaver et al. suggested LLLT is more effective in the intermediate and long-term than short term. ( Leaver A.M., et al. J Physiother, 2010 )

Manual Therapy: Several Studies shows that spinal manipulation is effective for cervicogenic headache patients especially those focused on the upper cervical region. (Haas M, Group E et. al. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004). Both mobilization and manipulation are effective for the treatment of patients with cervical pain, although manipulation appears superior to mobilization in the short term. (Gross A, Miller J, Man Ther. 2010 Aug)

Muscle Stretching: Patients with cervicogenic headache present tightness in various neck muscles (Jull G, Barrett C, Treleaven J, et. al. Cephalalgia. 1999 Apr). The post-isometric relaxation (PIR) technique is useful in helping reduce tightness and trigger point pain. (Lewit K, Simons DG Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1984 Aug). 

Posture Correction Exercise: The patient with cervicogenic headache has a forward head and rounded shoulder posture.  A good ‘proprioceptive posture’ begins from the core, ensuring the patient knows how to activate the transverse abdominus and brace the entire core. In addition, patients should be instructed in proper diaphragmatic breathing to reduce activation of accessory respiratory muscles ( Simons D.G., Travell J, et. al.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins )

Now get the best home physiotherapy service from our experts at affordable Charges for Physiotherapy.

Active Exercise: (Phil PageInt J Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Sep)

  1. Active ROM exercise of neck and shoulder
  2. Shoulder shrugging and retraction
  3. Push-up
  4. Chest press
  5. Strengthening exercise of neck

Now get the best home physiotherapy service from our experts at affordable Charges for Physiotherapy.



Related Blog

Get regular updates from our blogs..

  • Physiotherapists are doctors who treat people without any medicine or surgery. Physiotherapist are professional doctors who helps people facing pain in their body joints or in any muscle with prescribed exercise, educating patients and hands on care.

In modern era every human is occupied with their busy life schedule, stress and un-disciplined lifestyle due to which people ignore the most important part of their life which is their health and body fitness. This is one of the main reasons which lead to the health issues like joint pains, joint injuries, muscle pull, muscle pain, etc. These are very common health problem in every second person and to get rid of pain people get ready for the joint surgeries like knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder reconstruction but 99% people can get cured with the physical therapy if they get physio treatment on time and can avoid big expenses of surgeries and hospitals but people choose surgeries for quick results and they does not have full information that after surgery taking physiotherapy session becomes mandatory or else problem can get re-occurred, we can help you out by providing physiotherapy at home where you would not have to leave your daily work routine or would not have to take leave to visit the clinic just search physiotherapy at home or physiotherapy near me and you will find us right there to serve you. Our expert and experience physiotherapists will provide you regular treatment of physio at home in Delhi NCR. Our physiotherapists are experienced and skilled in detail diagnosis and evaluation and with the help of their experience they create an effective exercise plan, educate patients, gives manual therapy and electrotherapy if needed. Physiotherapy at home for | Physiotherapy near me | Physiotherapist for Get Physiotherapy treatment in Delhi NCR at your home to treat various health problems such as workplace back problems, sports injuries, posture problems, bursitis, strains, arthritis, back pain and sprains. Physiotherapist home visits in delhi ncr, we provide services for stroke patients, paralytic patient, ortho patient, patient who suffer from low back pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis , cerebal palsy patients, fracture cases , knee and hip replacement, frozen shoulder, paretic cases. We also treat special cases referred from hospital for personal physiotherapy treatments.

Copyright © 2021 The Catalyst Physio All rights reserved.