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Causes Of Neck Pain Headaches

If you are suffering from neck pain headaches you may experience neck stiffness and reduced head mobility as well as disturbed vision, dizziness and be unable to concentrate. The causes of this can vary with some beginning in the head and sending pain to the neck, while others start as a neck problem and lead to headaches.

Headaches that are caused by a neck problem are generally chronic and can be caused by an underlying disc, joint, nerve or muscle disorder in the neck that are referred to as cervicogenic headaches. They can also be caused by a condition known as occipital neuralgia which is caused by damage to the occipital nerve.

Some headaches are so severe that they lead to neck pain; these can include tension headaches that cause the scalp and neck to become tense due to stress or anxiety. A migraine headache can also cause neck pain and is characterized by severe throbbing and pulsating pain on one side of the head.