precipitation of head pain by neck movement or awkward neck positions, head pain when external pressure is applied to the neck
or occipital region, restricted range of motion of the neck
, and neck
, shoulder and
. Treatment for cervicogenic headache includes physical therapy, medications, behavioral therapy, and other modalities.
If you are older than the age of 55, one potential cause of head pain around the ear area is called giant cell arteritis or temporal arteritis.