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What is the connection between neck pain and headaches in the back of the head?

Neck Pain and Headaches in Back of Head

There are certain issues in the body that are often linked to one another. The linking factor is often an issue known as referred pain, and it is often the connection between neck pain and headaches in the back of the head. 

Why does referred pain lead to neck pain and headaches in the back of the head?

Referred pain is pain that occurs in one part of the body but is felt in another part. This type of pain can lead to issues that cause neck pain and headaches in the back of the head, and the reason this is possible is because the neck and head are connected by the cervical plexus. 

This group of eight spinal nerves allows the body to transmit signals to the upper neck and head. A neck issue that causes pain can transmit pain signals through the cervical plexus, and the result can be a headache or other types of pain in the head. 

What issues can cause neck pain and headaches in the back of the head?

There are many issues that can cause neck pain that produces a headache in the back of your head or vice versa, and our physical therapists can help you determine which issue you’re dealing with. The most common way they do so is by performing a comprehensive assessment on you, and common issues such assessments reveal include: 

Physical therapists at SSOR can help treat your neck pain and headaches

Are you looking for the cause of and treatment for your neck pain and headaches in the back of your head? Our therapy team at SSOR is primed to assist you. We provide complimentary screenings, which are intended to reveal the source of your pain. Our team can also build you a personalized therapy plan designed to treat neck pain and reduce the occurrence of headaches. 

Concerned about coming to see us during the COVID-19 pandemic? We understand completely. That’s why we’re currently offering virtual care sessions and at-home therapy appointments. Additionally, you can use any of our therapy services without a doctor’s referral. 

Ready to start getting our help? Contact us today for more information about our services or to schedule your complimentary screening.