Cervicogenic Headache Checklist

May 15, 2020

Cervicogenic headaches can result from strained cervical spine muscles and/or connective tissue. The following checklist can help determine the cause.

  • How long have you experienced recurring headaches?
  • Do you ever have neck pain?
  • Does your head and neck pain fluctuate with different positions and times of the day?
  • Have you had a concussion, fall or bumping of your head, or been in a motor vehicle accident?
  • Do you experience head or neck pain when you wake up in the morning?
  • Do you experience head or neck pain more toward day’s end?
  • Are there certain repetitive activities (greater than 10-20 minutes), such as texting, computer entry, reaching forward or lifting, that bring on your headache or make it worse?
  • Do you have face pain, ear ringing (tinnitus), jaw pain or dizziness?
  • Do you experience tingling or pain going down your arm or upper back?

If “Yes” to two or more questions, your headaches could be cervicogenic in nature.

Good Shepherd Headache Program

Good Shepherd’s Headache Program features physical therapy designed to stop the pain and symptoms associated with headaches, including cervicogenic headache. Therapy can be provided in-person or through telehealth.

For more information or to request an appointment, please call 1-888-44-REHAB.