Hemicrania Continua and Cervicogenic (neck-related) Headache – Are They The Same Condition?

August 31, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Interesting to note a case study reporting that the head pain of a patient suffering hemicrania continua was temporarily reproduced and resolved by neck movements and later by blocking or injecting the greater occipital nerve. These two features are key diagnostic signs of cervicogenic or neck related headache and indeed this respected researcher concludes this.



(Rothbart P. Unilateral Headache with Features of Hemicrania Continua and Cervicogenic Headache – A Case Report. Headache 1992;(32)9;459-60)

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