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Cervicogenic headache: the neck is a generator: con

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Vincent MB. Cervicogenic headache: the neck is a generator: con. Headache. 2010 Apr;50(4):706–9. PubMed #20456157.
Tags: etiology, headache, neck, pro, head, head/neck, pain problems, spine

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Cervicogenic headache (CeH) is a well-recognized headache syndrome, distinguishable from other primary and secondary headaches. Although in some cases a cervical lesion may be detected in connection with the headache, many CeH patients have no demonstrable lesion. Besides, most of the frequent cervical diseases, such as spondylosis and disc herniations, do not present with headache of the cervicogenic type. This suggests that the neck is not an independent headache generator. CeH may depend in addition on a central predisposition counterpart, leading to the activation of the trigeminovascular system and pain generation.

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