Cervicogenic dizziness is dizziness related to problems in the neck. Some people experience dizziness that may be related to problems arising from the cervical spine or neck.
Approximately 35% of adults over age 40 in the United States have experienced dizziness and/or imbalance due to some type of vestibular disorder; that’s approximately 69 million Americans!
Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken during rapid movement changes or when the head is directly hit. This creates changes in the brain’s chemistry and function.
The term whiplash associated disorders (WAD) describes injuries that occur as a result of a rapid acceleration-deceleration movement. Whiplash is the most common injury occurring after car accidents.
Migraines are on one side of the head and shift from side-to-side. They are typically described as throbbing/pulsating and are moderate-to-severe in intensity. Episodes typically last 4-72 hours.
Tension-type headache is the most common type of headache and has a lifetime prevalence of 30 to 78% (depending on the study). Symptoms are diffuse and occur on both sides of the head/neck.
Specific Treatments for Cervicogenic Headaches Cervicogenic headaches is a common type of headache that arises from the upper cervical spine. This type of headache is only on one side of the head and does not shift sides. Symptoms can occur with a...
There are several different types of headaches commonly treated in physical therapy. Identifying the correct one will lead to the most optimal treatment interventions.
There are conditions that may result in neck pain and/or headaches that are medical emergencies and not candidates for PT.
Neck pain often times occurs with headaches which maybe on one side or both sides of the head and are precipitated/aggravated by neck movements and/or sustained positions/postures.