Cervicogenic headaches and Temporal Arteritis

Cervicogenic Headache

This usually comes from disturbances at the level of C1 and C2. It is commonly felt as a chronic aching pain that can become sharp with head movement or postural strain. Whiplash injuries and poor posture are a common cause of these disorders. Additionally the jaw and upper neck are closely linked structurally, functionally and neurologically. Therefore jaw dysfunction can lead to pain dysfunction within the upper cervical region.

Temporal Arteritis

This occurs through inflammation of the blood vessels within the temple. It is typically felt as an aching to sharp pain and is usually unilateral. If left untreated this problem can lead to loss of vision and is usually treated with steroids.