Pain on one side of your upper neck that radiates to your temple, forehead, or eye.
If you suffer from migraine headaches, physical therapy (PT) may be beneficial in reducing discomfort, improving mobility, and managing future headache symptoms. A cervicogenic headache occurs when a migraine headache is caused by a problem with your cervical spine (neck). Your physical therapist can examine your spine and provide therapies to help you move more freely and reduce pain.
Cervicogenic migraine headache has numerous symptoms.
These may include the following:
- Reduced range of motion in your neck
- Pain on both sides of your back of your head
- Pain in the back of your head that spreads to one shoulder
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Pain in one side of your face or cheek
Components of the PT evaluation may include:
- Palpation of your neck and skull
- Measures of neck range of motion
- Strength measurements
- Postural assessment