When I look at my stats page I read all the search terms people used that made them wind up on my blog and sometimes that makes a blog post appear in my head. Yesterday there was a search term ‘cervicogenic headache stroke.’ Cervicogenic headaches was the topic of my last case report paper thing in PT school. I would never say that this relates to a stroke but maybe it does, who knows? A cervicogenic headache is a headache that comes from the cervical spine, the neck. So if something is going on with your neck muscles, if they’re all tight and have a bunch of knots it can cause a headache. That’s a cervicogenic headache. Bad alignment of your cervical spine will cause the discs to do weird things which can also cause cervicogenic headaches. I get a lot of headaches, but they’re not cervicogenic. I get headaches because I have a f’d up brain and I had a stroke. My headaches aren’t referred from my neck. Remember what referred pain is? Referred pain is pain that is felt somewhere on the body in a different spot than what’s actually causing the pain. Like if the left arm hurts when you’re having a heart attack. That’s what cervicogenic headaches are, they’re referred pain from the neck. To help a cervicogenic headache – POSTURE. The main way to help this kind of headache is to have good posture. Also, you need to relax those neck muscles, do some shoulder shrugs, get a massage. Seriously though, posture, posture, posture, posture, posture.