Treatment of patients with cervicogenic headache

Spinal manipulation vs. mobilisation and exercise in patients suffering from cervicogenic headache

Cervicogenic headache (CH) can be recognized as a headache caused by a disorder of the cervical spine and its components. Unilateral headache, neck pain including limited range of motion, elicitation of pain, with external pressure over the ipsilateral upper neck and sustained neck movements are dominant features of CH.

Treatments such as spinal manipulation, mobilization and exercise in management of CH are frequently performed, however it is unclear what is the most effective treatment. The current study compared spinal manipulation with mobilization and exercises, and concluded that spinal manipulation was more effective. 


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