Journal article

Clinical tests of musculoskeletal dysfunction in the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache

G Zito, G Jull, I Story

MANUAL THERAPY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2006

Abstract

Persistent intermittent headache is a common disorder and is often accompanied by neck aching or stiffness, which could infer a cervical contribution to headache. However, the incidence of cervicogenic headache is estimated to be 14-18% of all chronic headaches, highlighting the need for clear criterion of cervical musculoskeletal impairment to identify cervicogenic headache sufferers who may benefit from treatments such as manual therapy. This study examined the presence of cervical musculoskeletal impairment in 77 subjects, 27 with cervicogenic headache, 25 with migraine with aura and 25 control subjects. Assessments included a photographic measure of posture, range of movement, cervical m..

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