Cervicogenic Headaches: The Best Exercises for Relief [Video]

Woman with cervicogenic headache

The relentless pounding…the intense throbbing…headaches are the worst! Unfortunately, they’re also very common. In fact, they’re the most common reason people use over-the-counter pain medication. Headaches also account for 18 million doctor visits in the US, 156 million work days missed – an estimated $25 billion in productivity losses – every year1.

Do you get headaches? What Kind – migraines, tension-type, cluster? Maybe you’re like many of the patients I see and get headaches stemming from the neck region – these are called Cervicogenic Headaches. The good news with this type of headache is that there are steps you can take to alleviate the pain – even without taking medication.

Let’s take a look at what Cervicogenic Headaches are, what causes them, how they differ from other headaches, and – most importantly – how you can alleviate and prevent them from recurring…

My 5 Favorite Exercises Using Lacrosse Balls – Video

For Self Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Massage

Lacrosse Balls for self myofascial release

Want to know the best way to release trigger points in your muscles? Do you have a tennis ball at home? Great! You can use it to play fetch with your dog. But for releasing tension in specific muscles, I recommend using a Lacrosse Ball. It is slightly smaller than a tennis ball and much more firm – perfect for targeting small areas of tension…