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- Cervicogenic headache
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Health, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
- Cervicogenic headache is among the best understood of the headaches in terms of its anatomy and physiology. Essentially it is pain referred to the head from the upper cervical spine. For this reason, it has been recognized more widely by pain specialists and manual therapists, accustomed to treating spinal pain, than by mainstream headache specialists. Amongst headache specialists, the entity has been disputed, largely because of controversies concerning the validity of its diagnosis. Unlike other headaches, cervicogenic headache defies diagnosis by clinical features and conventional imaging. Therefore, headache specialists have lacked means of making the diagnosis. However, the diagnosis can be made using fluoroscopically guided diagnostic blocks.
- 8th ed.
- Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain p. 551-570
- Oxford University Press
upper cervical spine;
- Resource Type
- book chapter