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)

(Robaxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (2)
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)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
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)

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)

(Robaxin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
ataxia (lack of coordination)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (2)
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)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness jittery feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
drowsiness lethargy
Total evaluations
3
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)
  • 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 15
40s 29
50s 27
60s 15
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 8
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 34
Not Diagnosed 15

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