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.


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Headache | Post-Surgical Pain | Pain | Pain (Pediatric) | Headaches | Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Age: Between 18 - 90 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of cervicogenic headache according to Sjaastad et al. Subjects will have to fulfill both parts I and III of the major criteria for diagnosis (pain aggravated by neck movement, sustained position or external pressure, restricted cervical range of motion, and unilateral pain starting in the neck and radiating to the frontotemporal region)
  • Hypomobility in one or more segments of C0-1, C1-2, C2-3 through manual evaluation.
  • A positive result in the flexion-rotation test.
  • A failure to pass stage 2 (24 mmHg) of the craniocervical flexion test.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have signed the informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Contraindications for manual therapy or exercise.
  • Participation in exercise or manual therapy programs in the last three months.
  • Inability to maintain supine position.
  • The use of pacemakers (the magnets in the CROM device could alter their signal).
  • Inability to perform the flexion-rotation test.
  • Language difficulties.
  • Pending litigation or lawsuits.

Recruitment Status: Open


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