Management of Cervicogenic Headaches

Step 3: Management of symptoms

Step 3a: Management of symptoms

Patients who require clinical care should be encouraged to actively participate in their care.

Based on shared decision-making between the patient and provider, any one of the following therapeutic interventions are recommended:

  • Low-load endurance craniocervical and cervicoscapular exercises; or 

  • Manual therapy (manipulation with or without mobilization) to the cervical or thoracic spine 

Discuss the risks and benefits of the care plan with the patient.

Do Not Offer:

  • Multimodal program of care that combines spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, and low load endurance exercises