Cervicogenic headache

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What is cervicogenic headache?

Cervicogenic headache is characterized by pain that starts in the neck or back of the head area but end up in the forehead, or behind, in and around the eyes. The pain is likely referred from one or more muscles, nerves, bones, joints, or vascular structures in the neck.

Common symptoms reported by people with cervicogenic headache

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cervicogenic headache

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zanaflex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Robaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1)

Data from patients with cervicogenic headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cervicogenic headache

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lidoderm)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervicogenic headache (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zanaflex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for cervicogenic headache (1 evaluation)
Side effects
spinal tap headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
bitter taste constipation 6 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Robaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cervicogenic headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cervicogenic headache on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 14
40s 28
50s 28
60s 19
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 19
Female 82

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 15

These charts show data from cervicogenic headache patients who have completed their condition history
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