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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767651/impaired-standing-balance-in-individuals-with-cervicogenic-headache-and-migraine
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Munlika Sremakaew, Somporn Sungkarat, Julia Treleaven, Sureeporn Uthaikhup
AIMS: To determine whether a difference in standing balance exists among individuals with cervicogenic headache, those with migraine, and asymptomatic controls. METHODS: A total of 24 participants with cervicogenic headache, 24 with migraine, and 24 asymptomatic controls of similar age, gender, and body mass index were included. Standing balance was assessed with a swaymeter under the conditions of eyes open and closed; on firm and soft surfaces; and in comfortable and narrow stances (for a total of eight testing conditions)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740217/acupuncture-therapy-in-treating-migraine-results-of-a-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-imaging-study
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Tao Gu, Lei Lin, Yun Jiang, Juan Chen, Ryan Cn D'Arcy, Min Chen, Xiaowei Song
Background: Acupuncture has been proven to be effective as an alternative therapy in treating migraine, but the pathophysiological mechanisms of the treatment remain unclear. This study investigated possible neurochemical responses to acupuncture treatment. Patients and methods: Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging was used to investigate biochemical levels pre- and post-acupuncture treatment. Participants (N=45) included subjects diagnosed with: 1) migraine without aura; 2) cervicogenic headache; and 3) healthy controls...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673262/psychometric-properties-of-the-numeric-pain-rating-scale-and-neck-disability-index-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache
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Ian A Young, James Dunning, Raymond Butts, Joshua A Cleland, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Background Self-reported disability and pain intensity are commonly used outcomes in patients with cervicogenic headaches. However, there is a paucity of psychometric evidence to support the use of these self-report outcomes for individuals treated with cervicogenic headaches. Therefore, it is unknown if these measures are reliable, responsive, or result in meaningful clinically important changes in this patient population. Methods A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial (n = 110) examining the effects of spinal manipulative therapy with and without exercise in patients with cervicogenic headaches...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582856/-evaluation-and-improvement-of-healthcare-quality-in-patients-with-headache-attending-physical-therapy
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J A Del-Blanco-Muñiz, S Laguarta-Val, C Fernández de-Las-Peñas
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects on healthcare quality following implementation of a program to improve care for individuals with headache in two physical therapy clinics and its association with outcomes and self-perceived improvement. METHODS: We assessed healthcare quality by creating a questionnaire on fulfilment of fifteen quality criteria included in the clinical history of individuals suffering from tension-type, cervicogenic or migraine headaches seeking physical therapy between 2010 and 2014...
April 30, 2018: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481979/dose-response-and-efficacy-of-spinal-manipulation-for-care-of-cervicogenic-headache-a-dual-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mitchell Haas, Gert Bronfort, Roni Evans, Craig Schulz, Darcy Vavrek, Leslie Takaki, Linda Hanson, Brent Leininger, Moni B Neradilek
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The optimal number of visits for the care of cervicogenic headache (CGH) with spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is unknown. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to identify the dose-response relationship between visits for SMT and chronic CGH outcomes and to evaluate the efficacy of SMT by comparison with a light-massage control. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: This is a two-site, open-label randomized controlled trial. PATIENT SAMPLE: Participants were 256 adults with chronic CGH...
February 23, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477753/orientation-and-property-of-fibers-of-the-myodural-bridge-in-humans
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Nan Zheng, Yan-Yan Chi, Xiao-Han Yang, Nan-Xing Wang, Yi-Lin Li, Yang-Yang Ge, Lan-Xin Zhang, Tai-Yuan Liu, Xiao-Ying Yuan, Sheng-Bo Yu, Hong-Jin Sui
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Studies over the past 20 years have revealed that there are fibrous connective tissues between the suboccipital muscles, nuchal ligament, and cervical spinal dura mater (SDM). This fibrous connection with the SDM is through the posterior atlanto-occipital or atlantoaxial interspaces and is called the myodural bridge (MDB). Researchers have inferred that the MDB might have important functions. It was speculated that the function of MDB might be related to proprioception transmission, keeping the subarachnoid space and the cerebellomedullary cistern unobstructed, and affecting the dynamic circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid...
March 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476360/systematic-review-of-radiofrequency-ablation-and-pulsed-radiofrequency-for-management-of-cervicogenic-headaches
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REVIEW
Ravi K Grandhi, Alan David Kaye, Alaa Abd-Elsayed
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cervicogenic headache (CHA) is a secondary headache which has a source in the upper cervical spine. Many traditional analgesic choices lack good efficacy in managing the associated pain. As a result, in management of CHA, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or pulse radiofrequency (PRF) has been tried with success. Our study investigated the use of RFA and PRF for the management of CHA. RECENT FINDINGS: In the present investigation, a review of the literature was conducted using PubMed (1966 to February 2017)...
February 23, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374331/pressure-pain-thresholds-over-the-cranio-cervical-region-in-headache-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
René F Castien, Johannes C van der Wouden, Willem De Hertogh
Sensitivity of tissues can be measured by algometry. Decreased pressure pain thresholds over the cranio-cervical area are supposed to reflect signs of sensitization of the trigemino-cervical nucleus caudalis. A systematic review was conducted to assess the current scientific literature describing pressure pain threshold (PPT) values over the cranio-cervical region in patients with migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), and cervicogenic headache (CeH). A literature search was executed in three databases. The search strategy included the following keywords: migraine, TTH, CeH, PPT and algometry...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229055/immediate-effects-of-upper-cervical-translatoric-mobilization-on-cervical-mobility-and-pressure-pain-threshold-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miguel Malo-Urriés, José Miguel Tricás-Moreno, Elena Estébanez-de-Miguel, César Hidalgo-García, Andoni Carrasco-Uribarren, Sara Cabanillas-Barea
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the immediate effects of upper cervical translatoric spinal mobilization (UC-TSM) on cervical mobility and pressure pain threshold in subjects with cervicogenic headache (CEH). METHODS: Eighty-two volunteers (41.54 ± 15.29 years, 20 male and 62 female) with CEH participated in the study and were randomly divided into the control and treatment groups. The treatment group received UC-TSM and the control group remained in the same position for the same time as the UC-TSM group, but received no treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204313/dystonic-head-tremor-and-the-coexistence-of-headache
#10
Marit A Hulzenga, Debbie Beumer, Peter J Koehler
Background: Head tremor may be observed in the presence of cervical dystonia and sometimes coexists with headache. We wished to investigate the presence of headache in dystonic head tremor. Methods: We studied the files of 19 patients from our outpatient clinic (1997-2017) with dystonic head tremor and assessed the co-occurrence of headache. We also performed a literature search of the topic. Results: Cervicogenic headache was present in nearly 37% of patients with dystonic head tremor...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199431/six-month-clinical-course-and-factors-associated-with-non-improvement-in-migraine-and-non-migraine-headaches
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Maria-Eliza R Aguila, Trudy Rebbeck, Alun Pope, Karl Ng, Andrew M Leaver
Background Evidence on the medium-term clinical course of recurrent headaches is scarce. This study explored the six-month course and factors associated with non-improvement in migraine compared with tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache. Methods In this longitudinal cohort study, the six-month course of headaches was prospectively examined in participants (n = 37 with migraine; n = 42 with tension-type or cervicogenic headache). Participants underwent physical examination for cervical musculoskeletal impairments at baseline...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184301/effects-of-cervical-stretching-and-cranio-cervical-flexion-exercises-on-cervical-muscle-characteristics-and-posture-of-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache
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Seung Kyu Park, Dae Jung Yang, Je Ho Kim, Da Hang Kang, Sam Heon Park, Jong Hyuk Yoon
[Purpose] The present study aimed to conduct a comparative analysis of changes in mechanical characteristics of cervical muscles and cervical posture in patients with cervicogenic headache following exercise program intervention in order to present effective treatment methods for such patients. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 30 patients with cervicogenic headache were recruited and 15 patients were allocated to cervical stretching exercise group and 15 to cervical stretching exercise and cranio-cervical flexion exercise group...
October 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178511/neurostimulation-for-refractory-cervicogenic-headache-a-three-year-retrospective-study
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Marzieh Eghtesadi, Elizabeth Leroux, Marie-Pierre Fournier-Gosselin, Paul Lespérance, Luc Marchand, Heather Pim, Andreea Adelina Artenie, Line Beaudet, Guy Pierre Boudreau
BACKGROUND: Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has been used for the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions and could be a therapeutic approach for refractory cervicogenic headache (CeH). AIM: The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of unilateral ONS in patients suffering from refractory CeH. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review on patients implanted from 2011 to 2013 at CHUM. The primary outcome was a 50% reduction in headache days per month...
November 27, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037651/effect-of-ischemic-compression-for-cervicogenic-headache-and-elastic-behavior-of-active-trigger-point-in-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-using-ultrasound-imaging
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Mehdi Jafari, Farid Bahrpeyma, Mansoureh Togha
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of ischemic compression on clinical outcomes of a cervicogenic headache and elastic behavior of myofascial trigger points. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient headache clinic. SUBJECTS: 19 subjects with a cervicogenic headache originating from myofascial trigger point within the sternocleidomastoid muscle. INTERVENTIONS: Subjects were randomized in treatment group (n = 9) and control group (n = 10)...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037632/comparison-of-acute-effects-of-superficial-and-deep-dry-needling-into-trigger-points-of-suboccipital-and-upper-trapezius-muscles-in-patients-with-cervicogenic-headache
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Asefeh Sedighi, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Soofia Naghdi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the acute effects of superficial and deep dry needling into trigger points of suboccipital and upper trapezius muscles in patients with cervicogenic headache. METHODS: Thirty participants (8 men, 22 women) aged 19-60 years (mean age ± SD, 39 ± 10 y) with a clinical diagnosis of cervicogenic headache were randomly divided into superficial and deep groups. Headache index, trigger points tenderness, cervical range of motion (CROM), functional rating index was assessed at baseline, immediate and 1 week after the treatment...
October 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937465/treatment-of-cervicogenic-headache-concurrent-with-cervical-stenosis-by-anterior-cervical-decompression-and-fusion
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Hong Liu, Avraam Ploumis, Shijun Wang, Chunde Li, Hong Li
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To report the efficacy of anterior cervical decompression and fusion surgery as treatment method for cervicogenic headache (CeH). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The exact diagnostic criteria and optimal treatment of CeH is still under investigation. METHODS: A total of 34 consecutive patients (mean age 55.8 y) with CeH (in addition to cervical stenosis symptomatology) resistant to nonoperative treatment were treated by anterior cervical decompression and fusion from 1 up to 3 levels and were followed for at least 1 year...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874926/craniosacral-therapy-and-visceral-manipulation-a-new-treatment-intervention-for-concussion-recovery
#17
Gail Wetzler, Melinda Roland, Sally Fryer-Dietz, Dee Dettmann-Ahern
Background: Military service members and veterans face health issues related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially during combat, use of heavy equipment, and exposures to environmental hazards and explosives. There were 400,000 TBIs reported in deployed U.S. troops in 2012. Athletes are also subject to TBI. Studies have indicated that some manual therapies could be helpful for treating patients who have post-concussive syndrome. Objective: This case series report describes the effects of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Visceral Manipulation (VM), and Neural Manipulation (NM) modalities for treating patients who have post-concussion syndrome...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815442/excessive-daytime-sleepiness-in-secondary-chronic-headache-from-the-general-population
#18
Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen, Knut Stavem, Christofer Lundqvist, Michael Bjørn Russell
BACKGROUND: Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS, defined as Epworth sleepiness scale score > 10) is a common symptom, with a prevalence of 10-20% in the general population. It is associated with headache and other chronic pain disorders. However, little is known about the prevalence of EDS among people with secondary chronic headaches. FINDINGS: A total of 30,000 persons aged 30-44 from the general population was screened for headache by a questionnaire. The 633 eligible participants with self-reported chronic headache were interviewed and examined by a headache specialist who applied the International Classification of Headache Disorders with supplementary definitions for chronic rhinosinusitis and cervicogenic headache...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747114/prevalence-characteristics-and-management-of-headache-experienced-by-people-with-schizophrenia-and-schizoaffective-disorder-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Joanne Connaughton, Benedict Wand
OBJECTIVES: Headache is the most common type of pain reported by people with schizophrenia. This study aimed to establish prevalence, characteristics and management of these headaches. METHODS: One hundred participants with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder completed a reliable and valid headache questionnaire. Two clinicians independently classified each headache as migraine, tension-type, cervicogenic or other. RESULTS: The 12-month prevalence of headache (57%) was higher than the general population (46%) with no evidence of a relationship between psychiatric clinical characteristics and presence of headache...
August 2017: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738895/chiropractic-spinal-manipulative-therapy-for-cervicogenic-headache-a-single-blinded-placebo-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Aleksander Chaibi, Heidi Knackstedt, Peter J Tuchin, Michael Bjørn Russell
OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache is a disabling headache where pharmacological management have limited effect. Thus, non-pharmacological management is warranted. Our objective was therefore to investigate the efficacy of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy versus placebo (sham manipulation) and control (continued usual but non-manual management) for cervicogenic headache in a prospective 3-armed single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial of 17 months' duration. RESULTS: Nineteen participants were equally randomized into the three groups, and 12 participants completed the randomized controlled trial...
July 24, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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