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Neck Pain

It has been discovered that head pain is usually accompanied by neck pain that is often of a degenerative joint type due to:

  • arthritis
  • disc disease
  • wear and tear due to ageing process

Other factors causing headache and neck pain can include whiplash whereby the head and neck has been injured during road accidents or a trauma to the neck which may be cause by accidents during sports or any falls.

Although, in some cases, headache resulting from a neck disorder may also occur without neck pain, this rarely happens as you will usually get both head and neck pain.

The site of the pain is typically located in the back of the head close to the neck area. A common symptom is tenderness. The joints of the neck spine can frequently become inflamed and these can act as a powerful pain source called a facet syndrome.