Headaches arising from the neck is termed cervicogenic headaches.
There is a range of management modalities for this type of headache disorder.
Treatments such as various types of medication, exercise, manual therapies, injection and surgery have been used.1
Spinal manipulative therapy has been investigated in randomised controlled trials and shown to be beneficial. There was a significant improvement in pain, especially when patients are compliant with a treatment schedule. Although the evidence is limited, spinal manipulative therapy has more supporting evidence than most medications, injections, and surgical procedures for cervicogenic headaches.2
1.Haldeman, S., Dagenais, S. (2001). Cervicogenic headache: a critical review. Spine Journal; 1:31-46.
2.Haldeman, S., Dagenais, S. (2010). Choosing a treatment for cervicogenic headache: when? what? how much?. Spine Journal; 1:169-171.