We all see patients that have headache symptoms. We also know that many of these headaches are related to biomechanical faults and/or muscular dysfunctions in the cervical spine. Do you understand the why and the physiological mechanism? Excerpted from a recent level 1 seminar, here I explain the physiology behind it.
Of course, any article could not be complete without references! Here you go. Quite interesting stuff! Check it out, some are free full text : )
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Cover image credit: http://topics.sciencedirect.com/topics/page/Trigeminal_nerve_nuclei?