Cervicogenic Headache And Migraine
Cervicogenic headache is defined as a chronic headache occurring in one or multiple areas of cranium or face originating from upper cervical spine or neck. Mostly, the headache of this type occurs due to lesion of cervical spine or a neck disorder.
According to International Headache Society (IHS), headache of this type is recognized as a secondary headache that is suspected to occur as a result of physical matter, another illness or nociception (which is nervous system response whenever it feels threatened) of cervical spine.
Headache of cervicogenic type accounts for 14-18% of all chronic headache. However, its prevalence rate is 2.2% according to recent study.