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Tension type headache

George Georgoudis, Bledjana Felah, Pantelis T Nikolaidis, Maria Papandreou, Evanthia Mitsiokappa, Andreas F Mavrogenis, Thomas Rosemann, Beat Knechtle
Introduction: Nonpharmacological therapies have been widely used to treat tension-type headache (TTH); however, limited evidence exists with regards to their effectiveness. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the combined effect of acupuncture, stretching, and physiotherapy (myofascial release techniques and microwave diathermy) on psychocognitive, somatic, quality of life, and disability characteristics in such patients. Subjects and methods: Patients with TTH (n=44) performed either acupuncture or stretching (control group, n=20) or acupuncture, stretching, and physiotherapy (experimental group, n=24) during a 4-week intervention period including 10 treatment sessions...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
J A Del Blanco Muñiz, A Zaballos Laso
INTRODUCTION: Headache is a very common phenomenon with a high economic and psychosocial impact. Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most prevalent (40%), especially amongst adult western women. The aim was to evaluate the existing evidence on the effectiveness of physiotherapy techniques in treating TTH. METHODS: Literature review of randomised clinical trials (RCT) and systematic reviews, published over the last five years, on the physiotherapy techniques most used in treating TTH: therapeutic exercise, suboccipital inhibition, cervical manip-ulation, massage, joint mobilisation and puncture...
November 14, 2018: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
M J O Boedts
We propose that the complex formed by the Pharyngeal Recess and Eustachian Tube, acts as an acoustic passageway for sounds originating inside the body: sounds made by one's voice, breathing, mastication, one's heartbeats. The antagonistic effect of two sets of muscles, one innervated by the trigeminal nerve, the other by the vagal nerve and cervical plexus, enables the body to modulate transmission of sound via this passageway and hence modulate the awareness of body sounds. Impairment of this system can be due to local factors, such as adhesions over the pharyngeal recess or inflammation inside the pharyngeal recess and/or Eustachian tube; or to tensions of the muscles involved, related to other causes...
December 2018: Medical Hypotheses
Yesim Beckmann, Sabiha Türe
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to study the prevalence and characteristics of headache in patients with multiple sclerosis and to clarify the relationship between headache and multiple sclerosis therapies. METHOD: 782 MS patients were consecutively admitted. All patients filled out a detailed headache questionnaire and 754 patients were included. RESULTS: Of 754 patients, 515 (68%) reported having headache. According to the International Headache Society criteria, we detected 202 (39%) suffering from migraine, 103 (20%) suffering from tension-type headache and 198 (38%) with medication overuse headache...
September 22, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
M C Jong, I Boers, H A van Wietmarschen, E Tromp, J O Busari, R Wennekes, I Snoeck, J Bekhof, A M Vlieger
Many children suffer from headaches. Since stress may trigger headaches, effective techniques to cope with stress are needed. We investigated the effectiveness of two mind-body techniques, transcendental meditation (TM) or hypnotherapy (HT), and compared them with progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) exercises (active control group). Children (9-18 years) suffering from primary headaches more than two times per month received either TM (N = 42), HT (N = 45) or PMR (N = 44) for 3 months. Primary outcomes were frequency of headaches and ≥ 50% reduction in headaches at 3 and 9 months...
October 24, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
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BACKGROUND: Through the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) studies, headache has emerged as a major global public health concern. We aimed to use data from the GBD 2016 study to provide new estimates for prevalence and years of life lived with disability (YLDs) for migraine and tension-type headache and to present the methods and results in an accessible way for clinicians and researchers of headache disorders. METHODS: Data were derived from population-based cross-sectional surveys on migraine and tension-type headache...
November 2018: Lancet Neurology
Osama A Khairoalsindi, Wael K Saber, Nizar A Althubaiti, Elaf F Alshareef, Mohammed A Almekhlafi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the headache patterns among medical students of Umm Al-Qura College of Medicine, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Medical students represent a vulnerable group for primary headache disorders, as they are exposed to various physical and psychological stressors. METHODS: We carried an observational, cross-sectional study, and collected data during February, 2017 using electronic questionnaires. The international classification of headache disorders, third edition (ICHD-3) beta edition was used to classify headache into 10 types...
October 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Anne Walling
Among patients in the emergency department (ED), most severe, sudden-onset headaches are primary, such as migraine or tension-type headache. Only 10% to 15% of patients have serious underlying pathology. However, guidelines for evaluation of patients with severe headache emphasize detection of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and other cerebrovascular conditions. Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) often is unrecognized and may be as common as SAH in patients with severe, sudden-onset headache in the ED...
October 2018: FP Essentials
Cassie Scripter
Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common primary headache disorder, with a worldwide lifetime prevalence of 46% to 78%. TTH causes greater disability and accounts for more missed work days than migraine. The etiology of TTH is thought to be multifactorial, involving genetic and environmental factors. The three subtypes of TTH are infrequent episodic, frequent episodic, and chronic. Patients typically describe headache pain as pressing, dull, and with the sensation of a tight band around the head. Nonprescription analgesics are indicated for management of episodic TTH...
October 2018: FP Essentials
Rachel Potter, Katrin Probyn, Celia Bernstein, Tamar Pincus, Martin Underwood, Manjit Matharu
Background or aim Despite guidelines and the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-III beta) criteria, the diagnosis of common chronic headache disorders can be challenging for non-expert clinicians. The aim of the review was to identify headache classification tools that could be used by a non-expert clinician to classify common chronic disorders in primary care. Methods We conducted a systematic literature review of studies validating diagnostic and classification headache tools published between Jan 1988 and June 2016 from key databases: MEDLINE, ASSIA, Embase, Web of Knowledge and PsycINFO...
October 18, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Markus Blankenburg, Michael Schroth, Sarah Braun
Primary headache disorders such as migraine and tension-type headache begin as early as childhood or adolescence. Prevalence increases during primary school and adolescence. In tension-type headache, central pain sensitization and activation of central nociceptive neurons plays an important role. Migraine is a primary brain disorder with abnormalities in pain modulating systems and cortical stimulus processing. Bio-psycho-social factors play a decisive role in both types of headache. Secondary headaches due to an inflammatory or a structural brain alteration are rare...
October 15, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
Bu Seon Kang, Jinsun Lee, Jin Hyuk Choi, Hyeok Hee Kwon, Joon Won Kang
Purpose: Headache is a common symptom during childhood. It is usually persistent and requires special care. This study aimed to identify the characteristics of headache in children <7 years of age. Methods: We reviewed 3 years of clinical files on children <7 years of age with a chief complaint of headache. Results: This study included 146 children (66 males, 80 females; mean age, 5.5 ± 1.0 years). Mean symptom duration was 5.8 ± 7...
September 16, 2018: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
John Whalen, Sheldon Yao, Adena Leder
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review highlights the importance of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in headache sufferers. OMT is a viable option for patients who either do not wish to use pharmaceuticals or who have contraindications to pharmaceuticals. Patients with headaches that are refractory to other treatment options may also be candidates for OMT. Multiple headache etiologies are amenable to this non-invasive treatment option and they will be reviewed here. Although there are advantages to using this treatment method, there are also shortcomings in the literature, which will be discussed...
October 5, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Jung Hwan Oh, Soo Jin Cho, Won Joo Kim, Kwang Ik Yang, Chang Ho Yun, Min Kyung Chu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sufficient sleep is an essential part of good health and well-being. Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common type of primary headache and has negative impacts on the quality of life and work performance. We aimed to determinethe relationship between TTH and insufficient sleep in the general population. METHODS: This study used data from the Korean Headache Sleep Study, which was a population-based survey about headache and sleep among Korean adults...
October 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurology
Gwendolen Jull, Toby Hall
Neck pain commonly accompanies migraine and tension-type headache, but the literature is divided on whether this neck pain is a headache symptom or is associated with cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction. Clarification is essential for hypotheses on the pathogenesis of these headaches and their variants and for decisions on suitability of local neck treatments, both from research and clinical practice perspectives. Reasons for disparate findings could relate to participant selection in headache studies and/or the bases on which decisions on the presence of cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction are reached...
September 25, 2018: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
M A Bakhtadze, D A Bolotov, K O Kuzminov, I V Lusnikova
AIM: To study characteristics of the palmo-mental reflex (PMR) in patients with cervicalgia accompanied by the most common forms of headaches: migraine, tension-type headache (TTH) and cervicogenic headache (CGH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prevalence of PMR was studied in a sample of 142 patients with neck pain (mean age 39.1±12.1 years; 103 women and 39 men) accompanied by migraine, TTH or CGH. The first group included 66 patients (51 women and 15 men; mean age 39...
2018: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
D García-Azorin, N Yamani, L M Messina, I Peeters, M Ferrili, D Ovchinnikov, M L Speranza, V Marini, A Negro, S Benemei, M Barloese
BACKGROUND: Primary headache are prevalent and debilitating disorders. Acute pain cessation is one of the key points in their treatment. Many drugs have been studied but the design of the trials is not usually homogeneous. Efficacy of the trial is determined depending on the selected primary endpoint and usually other different outcomes are measured. We aim to critically appraise which were the employed outcomes through a systematic review. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of literature focusing on studies on primary headache evaluating acute relief of pain, following the PRISMA guideline...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
Pamela Blake, Rony-Reuven Nir, Carlton J Perry, Rami Burstein
Background The therapeutic benefit of nerve decompression surgeries for chronic headache/migraine are controversial. Aim To provide clinical characteristics of headache type and treatment outcome of occipital nerve decompression surgery. Methods A retrospective review of clinical records. Inclusion criteria were evidence of chronic occipital headache with and without migrainous features and tenderness of neck muscles, occipital allodynia, and inadequate response to prophylactic drugs. Results Surgical decompression of the greater and lesser occipital nerves provided complete and extended (3-6 years) relief of new daily persistent headache in case 3 (46 year old female), and of chronic post-traumatic headache in cases 4 and 6 (35 and 30 year old females, respectively), partial relief of chronic headache/migraine in cases 1 and 2 (41 year old female and 36 year old male), and no relief of episodic (cases 3 and 4) or chronic migraine (case 5, 52 year old male), or chronic tension-type headache (case 7, 31 year old male)...
September 14, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Robert W Mier, Shuchi Dhadwal
The primary headaches are composed of multiple entities that cause episodic and chronic head pain in the absence of an underlying pathologic process, disease, or traumatic injury. The most common of these are migraine, tension-type headache, and the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. This article reviews the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of each to help in differential diagnosis. These headache types share many common signs and symptoms, thus a clear understanding of each helps prevent a delay in diagnosis and inappropriate or ineffective treatment...
October 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
Yun-Ju Choi, Byung-Kun Kim, Pil-Wook Chung, Mi Ji Lee, Jung-Wook Park, Min Kyung Chu, Jin-Young Ahn, Byung-Su Kim, Tae-Jin Song, Jong-Hee Sohn, Kyungmi Oh, Kwang-Soo Lee, Soo-Kyoung Kim, Kwang-Yeol Park, Jae Myun Chung, Heui-Soo Moon, Chin-Sang Chung, Soo-Jin Cho
BACKGROUND: Cluster headaches (CH) are recurrent severe headaches, which impose a major burden on the life of patients. We investigated the impact of CH on employment status and job burden. METHODS: The study was a sub-study of the Korean Cluster Headache Registry. Patients with CH were enrolled from September 2016 to February 2018 from 15 headache clinics in Korea. We also enrolled a headache control group with age-sex matched patients with migraine or tension-type headache...
September 3, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
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