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Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting people. Unfortunately, there seems to exist a considerable gap between the knowledge of healthcare professionals about back pain and the beliefs of the general public about them.
How we sit or stand greatly affects our posture. Poor posture is a source of continuous stress compromising our spine. This could cause deterioration of vertebra over time due to poor circulation and may also result in chronic fatigue and early exhaustion of muscles.
Cervicogenic headaches, as the name implies, are headaches that originate in cervical spine. Researchers Stupar & Kims (2007) in their study have defined cervicogenic headache as secondary headaches that most commonly occur due to acceleration/deceleration injury and presents along with other symptoms of whiplash injury, which can happen after a car accident.
Whiplash is described as an injury to the neck due to sudden rapid forward and backward motion resulting from trauma;
As we know headaches can occur due to multiple reasons ranging from structural, functional, biochemical to hormonal factors. Headaches are sometimes caused by a hidden condition known as vertebral segmental subluxation of the cervical spine.