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
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cervicogenic headache (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
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)

(Bilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
memory problems problems concentrating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 2
30s 17
40s 30
50s 37
60s 21
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 24
Female 96

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 44
Not Diagnosed 17

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