Workcover Exercise Physiology Penrith

Workcover Exercise Physiology at Sydney Muscle & Joint Physio Penrith

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Neck pain or cervical pain with headache can also be referred to as cervicogenic headaches and is defined as pain that develops in the neck, though a person feels the pain in their head. Cervicogenic headaches are secondary headaches, meaning it is caused by an underlying condition such as a neck injury. Bogduk et al. has proposed that the pathophysiology of cervicogenic headaches results from a convergence of sensory input from the following anatomical structures:

  • Upper cervical facets

  • Upper cervical muscles

  • C2-3 intervertebral disc

  • Vertebral and internal carotid arteries

  • Dura mater of the upper spinal cord

  • Posterior cranial fossa

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