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Cervicogenic headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17939766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The relationship of the neck to headache has been recognized by physicians for over a century. However, whether the neck is the cause of a separate diagnostic entity, cervicogenic headache or simply a part of other headache complexes is the source of controversy. In recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of neck symptoms associated with headache. Various criteria for the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache have been put forward, but a clear consensus is lacking. Unfortunately, this has resulted in reports of varying prevalence, varying treatment recommendations and literature reports that require scrutiny for diagnostic criteria used in selecting patients to be treated. Review of the literature shows many older uncontrolled studies and later literature reports describe only small numbers of patients. Cervicogenic headache or headache related to the neck afflicts many persons and research with adequate patient inclusion is needed. This paper describes cervicogenic headache and treatment options.
R Michael Gallagher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-17     Completed Date:  2007-11-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1279-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Headache Center of Central Florida, 2351 West Eau Gallie, Ste 2, Melbourne, FL 32935, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
Neck Pain / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Post-Traumatic Headache / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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