Post-Traumatic Headache

Publication Title: 
The Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials suggest that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is efficacious for care of cervicogenic headache (CGH). The effect of SMT dose on outcomes has not been studied. PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of two doses of SMT and two doses of light massage (LM) for CGH. PATIENT SAMPLE: Eighty patients with chronic CGH. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Modified Von Korff pain and disability scales for CGH and neck pain (minimum clinically important difference=10 on 100-point scale), number of headaches in the last 4 weeks, and medication use.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Spegman, Adele
Peterson, David
Aickin, Mikel
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to present a preliminary model to identify the effects of expectancy of treatment success and the patient-provider encounter (PPE) on outcomes in an open-label randomized trial. METHODS: Eighty participants with chronic cervicogenic headache (CGH) were randomized to 4 groups: 2 levels of treatment dose (8 or 16) and 2 levels of therapy from a chiropractor (spinal manipulation or light massage). Providers were instructed to have equal enthusiasm for all care.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Aickin, Mikel
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: Objective clinical measures for use as surrogate markers of cervicogenic headache (CGH) pain have not been established. In this analysis, we investigate relationships between objective physical examination (PE) measures with self-reported CGH outcomes. METHODS: This is an exploratory analysis of data generated by attention control PE from an open-label randomized clinical trial. Of 80 subjects, 40 were randomized to 8 treatments (spinal manipulative therapy or light massage control) and 8 PE over 8 weeks. The remaining subjects received no PE.

Author(s): 
Vavrek, Darcy
Haas, Mitchell
Peterson, Dave
Publication Title: 
The Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society

BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials suggest that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is efficacious for care of cervicogenic headache (CGH). The effect of SMT dose on outcomes has not been studied. PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of two doses of SMT and two doses of light massage (LM) for CGH. PATIENT SAMPLE: Eighty patients with chronic CGH. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Modified Von Korff pain and disability scales for CGH and neck pain (minimum clinically important difference=10 on 100-point scale), number of headaches in the last 4 weeks, and medication use.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Spegman, Adele
Peterson, David
Aickin, Mikel
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to present a preliminary model to identify the effects of expectancy of treatment success and the patient-provider encounter (PPE) on outcomes in an open-label randomized trial. METHODS: Eighty participants with chronic cervicogenic headache (CGH) were randomized to 4 groups: 2 levels of treatment dose (8 or 16) and 2 levels of therapy from a chiropractor (spinal manipulation or light massage). Providers were instructed to have equal enthusiasm for all care.

Author(s): 
Haas, Mitchell
Aickin, Mikel
Vavrek, Darcy
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: Objective clinical measures for use as surrogate markers of cervicogenic headache (CGH) pain have not been established. In this analysis, we investigate relationships between objective physical examination (PE) measures with self-reported CGH outcomes. METHODS: This is an exploratory analysis of data generated by attention control PE from an open-label randomized clinical trial. Of 80 subjects, 40 were randomized to 8 treatments (spinal manipulative therapy or light massage control) and 8 PE over 8 weeks. The remaining subjects received no PE.

Author(s): 
Vavrek, Darcy
Haas, Mitchell
Peterson, Dave
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to provide evidence-informed practice recommendations for the chiropractic treatment of headache in adults. METHODS: Systematic literature searches of controlled clinical trials published through August 2009 relevant to chiropractic practice were conducted using the databases MEDLINE; EMBASE; Allied and Complementary Medicine; the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; Manual, Alternative, and Natural Therapy Index System; Alt HealthWatch; Index to Chiropractic Literature; and the Cochrane Library.

Author(s): 
Bryans, Roland
Descarreaux, Martin
Duranleau, Mireille
Marcoux, Henri
Potter, Brock
Ruegg, Rick
Shaw, Lynn
Watkin, Robert
White, Eleanor
Publication Title: 
Headache

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of spinal manipulations as a treatment option for cervicogenic headaches. Seven databases were searched from their inception to February 2011. All randomized trials which investigated spinal manipulations performed by any type of healthcare professional for treating cervicogenic headaches in human subjects were considered. The selection of studies, data extraction, and validation were performed independently by 2 reviewers. Nine randomized clinical trials (RCTs) met the inclusion criteria.

Author(s): 
Posadzki, Paul
Ernst, Edzard
Publication Title: 
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a common problem associated with neck pain. In this study the effect of cervical mobilizations was compared with that of massage therapy in the management of CGH. DESIGN: Thirty-six subjects with CGH, randomly assigned into two groups, participated in the study. The first group was treated with spinal mobilization techniques of the upper cervical spine, while the second group was treated with massage therapy of the neck region.

Author(s): 
Youssef, Enas F.
Shanb, Al-Sayed A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a common problem associated with neck pain. In this study the effect of cervical mobilizations was compared with that of massage therapy in the management of CGH. DESIGN: Thirty-six subjects with CGH, randomly assigned into two groups, participated in the study. The first group was treated with spinal mobilization techniques of the upper cervical spine, while the second group was treated with massage therapy of the neck region.

Author(s): 
Youssef, Enas F.
Shanb, Al-Sayed A.

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