Disc Injury Causes Chronic Headache

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 22. June 2014 13:42

If you or a loved one has a herniated or bulging disc in the neck, you may be experiencing headaches along with neck pain.  This is a common occurrence especially after a traumatic injury such as a car accident or work related injury.  The scientific name for the neck is the cervical area.  When headaches result from an injury to the neck they are called cervicogenic, meaning the problem is in the neck not the head. 

It is well established that intervertebral discs are innervated and a recent study reported that a single trauma can cause tears in the disc.  When this happens in the upper part of the neck it will result in headaches.  It is possible that if you have experienced a traumatic injury in the past and are suffering with chronic headache, it may be coming from your neck.

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