Cervicogenic headaches



What is causing my headache?

Cervicogenic headaches originate from the neck or the soft tissues around it, as identified by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). They can be caused due to a variety of reasons including muscle imbalances, poor sleeping postures, posture and stiff or symptomatic spinal joints.

Cervicogenic headaches account for a small amount of all headaches. There are other types of headaches, for example, tension-type and migraines.

What can I do if I have a cervicogenic headache?

Once assessed by a health professional, your management options can be discussed. Physiotherapy may be an alternative for you, as it has been shown to help patients suffering from headaches. Several different techniques can be used such as

-joint mobilisations

-soft tissue release

-dry needling

-advice on how to improve your posture


-exercises to improve flexibility and strength


Please contact us on 9301 4711 if you would like to book an appointment or find out more information. 

Laura Cruz - http://www.joondalupphysiotherapy.com.au