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'Physiotherapy AND headache'

Kerstin Luedtke, Angie Allers, Laura H Schulte, Arne May
AIM: We aimed to conduct a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of interventions used by physiotherapists on the intensity, frequency and duration of migraine, tension-type (TTH) and cervicogenic headache (CGH). METHODS: We performed a systematic search of electronic databases and a hand search for controlled trials. A risk of bias analysis was conducted using the Cochrane risk of bias tool (RoB). Meta-analyses present the combined mean effects; sensitivity analyses evaluate the influence of methodological quality...
April 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Pamela Sarkar, Catherine Morgan, Samreen Ijaz
We report the case of a 62-year-old Caucasian woman who was admitted with urinary retention and lower limb paraesthesia following a week's prodromal illness of headache and malaise. Liver function tests showed a picture of acute hepatocellular dysfunction. She developed reduced lower limb power, brisk reflexes, extensor plantars, a sensory level at T8 and reduced anal sphincter tone, establishing a clinical diagnosis of transverse myelitis. A spinal MRI showed no evidence of cauda equina or spinal cord compression...
July 6, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
L Bendtsen, S Ashina, A Moore, T J Steiner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tension-type headache (TTH) imposes a heavy burden on the global population but remains incompletely understood and poorly managed. DATABASES AND DATA TREATMENT: Here, we review current knowledge of peripheral factors involved in the mechanism of TTH and make recommendations for the treatment of episodic TTH based on these. RESULTS: Peripheral activation or sensitization of myofascial nociceptors is most probably involved in the development of muscle pain and the acute episode of TTH...
February 2016: European Journal of Pain: EJP
C Carlswärd, B Darvish, J Tunelli, L Irestedt
Epidural blood patching is an effective treatment for postdural puncture headache but has potential risks. Arachnoiditis is a very rare disabling condition and few cases have been described following an epidural blood patch. We present a case of chronic adhesive arachnoiditis in a parturient treated with a repeat epidural blood patch. A healthy 29-year-old woman had an accidental dural puncture following epidural insertion during labour. Initial treatment of postdural puncture headache with an epidural blood patch was ineffective and was therefore repeated...
August 2015: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
Abdulbari Bener, Elnour Elnaem Dafeeah, Mohamad Omar Salem
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Low Back Pain in primary care setting population and to examine its association with symptoms of depression and somatisation. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted at 13 Primary Healthcare Centres (throughout Qatar from March to December, 2012. A General Health Questionnaire was used to identify the probable cases. A specially designed questionnaire with three parts was used for data collection: socio-demographic information of the studied subjects, modified version of the Roland-Morris scale for evaluating back-related functional disability, and Symptom Cheklist-90-Revised for depression and somatisation subscales...
May 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath
BACKGROUND: Leptospirosis is a worldwide zoonotic disease caused by spirochetes belonging to the genus Leptospira. This is a case report on a patient with probable leptospirosis, who developed lower motor neuron facial nerve palsy during the recovery phase of this illness. Leptospirosis is endemic in Sri Lanka and this complication has been reported earlier in other countries but not in Sri Lanka to the best of our knowledge. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously well 50 year old Sinhalese farmer in Sri Lanka was admitted to a tertiary care hospital with five day history of fever, headache, prostration, severe myalgia especially in the calves and yellowish discoloration of the eyes...
2015: BMC Research Notes
Danit Tali, Itay Menahem, Elisha Vered, Leonid Kalichman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between episodic migraines and the prevalence of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the sternocleidomastoid and upper trapezius, forward head posture (FHP), neck range of motion (ROM) and cervical facet joint stiffness. METHODS: 20 physiotherapy students with episodic migraines and 20 age- and sex matched healthy controls were included in this observational case-control study. Demographics and headache status were evaluated through questionnaires...
October 2014: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Aleksander Chaibi, Michael Bjørn Russell
This is to our knowledge the first systematic review regarding the efficacy of manual therapy randomized clinical trials (RCT) for primary chronic headaches. A comprehensive English literature search on CINHAL, Cochrane, Medline, Ovid and PubMed identified 6 RCTs all investigating chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). One study applied massage therapy and five studies applied physiotherapy. Four studies were considered to be of good methodological quality by the PEDro scale. All studies were pragmatic or used no treatment as a control group, and only two studies avoided co-intervention, which may lead to possible bias and makes interpretation of the results more difficult...
October 2, 2014: Journal of Headache and Pain
Lance M Mabry, Michael D Ross, John M Tonarelli
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE: The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical course of a patient referred to physiotherapy (PT) for the treatment of low back pain who was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 48-year old woman was referred to PT for the evaluation and treatment of an insidious onset of low back pain of 2 month duration. The patient did not have a history of cancer, recent weight changes, or general health concerns...
August 2014: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
A M Heredia-Rizo, C Rodríguez-Blanco, Á Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, D Torres-Lagares, M Albornoz-Cabello, F Piña-Pozo, A Luque-Carrasco
BACKGROUND: The correlation between orthodontics and the development of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is a major concern in the physical rehabilitation field. AIM: The aim of the study was to observe whether subjects with a history of orthodontics use show differences from subjects who have never used orthodontics in: 1) masseter and temporalis muscle mechanosensitivity; 2) maximal vertical mouth opening (VMO); and 3) the impact of headache on their quality of life...
August 2014: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Eui-Ju Shin, Byoung-Hee Lee
The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGs) on pain and headache duration in women with cervicogenic headache. The method of this study is a single blind and randomized controlled trial. Forty patients with headache were divided randomly into the SNAGs group (n= 20), and control group (n= 20). The expectation of this study was that the SNAGs group, with facilitatory glide, has full range of movement without pain. Sustained end range holds or overpressure can be applied to the physiological movement and subjects in the control group received just light contact to the occipital area for the same amount of time as the SNAGs group, which is three times per week for a period of four weeks...
April 2014: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
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