Last updated on June 2020

Effects of Manual Therapy on the Upper Cervical Spine Combined With Exercise vs Isolated Exercise in Patients With Cervicogenic Headache.

Brief description of study

Cervicogenic headache is defined as unilateral headache associated with neck pain. Effect of manual translatoric therapy of the upper cervical spine associated with cervical exercises in these patients is currently unknown. Our aim was to determine if adding manual therapy to an exercise and home-exercise program improved effects on symptoms and function in short- and mid-term in patients with cervicogenic headache.

A randomized controlled study will be conducted with 40 subjects with cervicogenic headache. Each group will receive four 20-minute sessions weekly and a home-exercise program. Upper cervical flexion, flexion-rotation test, Impact Headache Test-6 (HIT-6), headache intensity, craniocervical flexion test, pain pressure thresholds and Global Rating of Change (GROC)-Scale will be assessed at end of the intervention, at 3- and at 6-month follow-ups.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04401501

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