What is Cervicogenic Angina?

What is Cervicogenic Dizziness
What is Cervicogenic Dizziness

What is Cervicogenic Angina is a common question we get as neck health experts.

Cervicogenic angina is a medical condition characterized by chest pain or discomfort that originates from issues in the cervical spine, particularly the neck region.

Despite its name, this condition is not related to heart problems or coronary artery disease.

There are several factors that may contribute to its development but the exact cause of this condition is not fully understood. Problems in the cervical spine typically cause Cervicogenic Angina.

Various factors causing Cervicogenic Angina

  1. Medical Conditions:
    • Problems such as degenerative changes, cervical disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylosis (wear and tear of the cervical vertebrae), or cervical nerve compression.
  2. Nerve Irritation:
    • The irritation or compression of nerves in the cervical spine can lead to referred pain in the chest and sometimes down the arm, similar to the distribution of pain seen in cardiac angina.
  3. Muscle Tension:
    • Muscle tension and spasms in the neck and shoulder region can also contribute to the condition. These muscle issues can radiate pain into the chest area.
  4. Altered Blood Flow:
    • The pain associated with cervicogenic angina is not caused by a problem with the heart.  However, there may be some impact on blood flow in the chest due to the pain and muscle tension.

Diagnosis and management of cervicogenic angina typically involve addressing the underlying cervical spine issues and relieving the associated pain.  If you experience chest pain or discomfort, it’s crucial to seek medical evaluation to rule out any cardiac-related issues. Our team will be happy to provide a thorough neck health examination once cardiac causes have been ruled out.

We provide a comprehensive treatment approach through our Cervicogenic Angina Relief Program.  This includes manual therapy and exercises to improve neck posture and mobility. The primary goal of treatment is to address the underlying cervical spine issues and alleviate the referred chest pain.

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