It sounds strange doesn’t it? But your body is a beautifully complicated piece of work and it’s quite common for pain felt in one area to be caused by a problem somewhere else.
Cervicogenic headaches originate in your neck (officially known as your cervical spine). They’re the result of a disorder somewhere in your cervical spine and may be traced back to its vertebrae, discs or soft tissues.
Your cervical spine has many pain-sensitive structures, including the lining of the spine, the joints, ligaments and cervical nerve roots. Potential causes of cervicogenic headaches include an underlying condition like arthritis which affects the structures of your neck, poor posture or muscle strain.
Many other headache disorders, including tension headaches and migraines may also involve pain or tension around the neck.
All information is general in nature. Patients should consider their own personal circumstances and seek a second opinion.