Multidimensional pain processing, lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics are associated with cervicogenic headaches (CeH) and highlight the need for research targeting lifestyle and psychosocial factors for its management.
Why this matters
There is currently limited evidence to support the effectiveness of the current non-pharmacological management recommendations for CeH.
While disturbed pain processing has been reported in patients with chronic CeH, this has not yet been investigated in episodic CeH.
In particular, the relationship between pain processing, lifestyle and psychosocial characteristics, which associate with chronification of pain, has yet to be explored in episodic CeH.