Cervicogenic Headaches (Cervicogenic Cephalalgia)
Cervicogenic headaches are also known as neck headaches, and as the name implies are due to a problem in or around your neck. It may be a neck bone joint problem, due to trauma or poor posture, resulting in strains or muscular tension. In some cases it may even be the result of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. Cervicogenic headaches occur on both sides of the head, usually starting from the base of the skull to the forehead. The pain is dull with a mild to moderate intensity. These headaches are worse through the course of a work day but rest will reduce the symptoms. The headaches may last from 4 hours to 2 days.
Cervicogenic headaches can be confused with Migraines and Tension Headaches.