Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headache

Cervicogenic headache (CeH) is defined by the International headache Society as head pain, referred from a source in the neck that may arise from a variety of upper cervical spine structures (The International Classification of headache disorders 2004). Some of the common complaints are neck pain and limited neck movement (Hall et al. 2008). It has been determined that the presence of upper cervical joint dysfunction most clearly identifies patients with CeH (Zito et al. 2006); and therefore significant restriction in rotation in patients with CeH indicates this dysfunction (Hall et al. 2004).


Test for Cervicogenic Headache

Flexion Rotation Test