Tension-Type Headache

Publication Title: 
BMJ open

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of non-pharmacological self-management interventions against usual care, and to explore di?erent components and delivery methods within those interventions PARTICIPANTS: People living with migraine and/or tension-type headache INTERVENTIONS: Non-pharmacological educational or psychological self-management interventions; excluding biofeedback and physical therapy.We assessed the overall effectiveness against usual care on headache frequency, pain intensity, mood, headache-related disability, quality of life and medication consumption in meta-analysis.We also

Author(s): 
Probyn, Katrin
Bowers, Hannah
Mistry, Dipesh
Caldwell, Fiona
Underwood, Martin
Patel, Shilpa
Sandhu, Harbinder Kaur
Matharu, Manjit
Pincus, Tamar
CHESS team.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: To determine from the published evidence whether autogenic training as sole therapy is effective for prevention of tension-type headaches in adults. METHOD: Systematic review of controlled trials. Literature searches were performed in January 2005 in six major databases, specifically Medline, EMBASE, AMED, CENTRAL, PsychInfo and CINAHL and information was extracted and evaluated in a pre-defined manner. RESULTS: Seven controlled clinical trials were included in the review. The methodological quality of these studies was low.

Author(s): 
Kanji, N.
White, A. R.
Ernst, E.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of complementary/alternative (CAM) therapies in the treatment of non-migrainous headache (i.e. excluding migraine, cluster and organic headaches). DESIGN: Systematic review with quality scoring and evidence tables. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of RCTs per therapy, quality scores, evidence tables. RESULTS: Twenty-four RCTs were identified in the categories of acupuncture, spinal manipulation, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, homeopathy and other therapies.

Author(s): 
Vernon, H.
McDermaid, C. S.
Hagino, C.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of complementary/alternative (CAM) therapies in the treatment of non-migrainous headache (i.e. excluding migraine, cluster and organic headaches). DESIGN: Systematic review with quality scoring and evidence tables. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of RCTs per therapy, quality scores, evidence tables. RESULTS: Twenty-four RCTs were identified in the categories of acupuncture, spinal manipulation, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, homeopathy and other therapies.

Author(s): 
Vernon, H.
McDermaid, C. S.
Hagino, C.
Publication Title: 
Headache

BACKGROUND: Primary headache disorders, especially migraine, are commonly accompanied by neck pain or other symptoms. Because of this, physical therapy (PT) and other physical treatments are often prescribed. This review updates and synthesizes published clinical trial evidence, systematic reviews, and case series regarding the efficacy of selected physical modalities in the treatment of primary headache disorders.

Author(s): 
Biondi, David M.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society

We investigated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of tension-type headache by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from inception through August 2007. No search or language restrictions were applied. Eight randomized, controlled trials met our inclusion criteria. Pooled data from 5 studies were used for the meta-analysis. Our primary outcome was headache days per month.

Author(s): 
Davis, Matthew A.
Kononowech, Robert W.
Rolin, Stephanie A.
Spierings, Egilius L.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is often used for tension-type headache prophylaxis but its effectiveness is still controversial. This review (along with a companion review on 'Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis') represents an updated version of a Cochrane review originally published in Issue 1, 2001, of The Cochrane Library.

Author(s): 
Linde, Klaus
Allais, Gianni
Brinkhaus, Benno
Manheimer, Eric
Vickers, Andrew
White, Adrian R.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review of the randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of complementary/alternative (CAM) therapies in the treatment of non-migrainous headache (i.e. excluding migraine, cluster and organic headaches). DESIGN: Systematic review with quality scoring and evidence tables. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of RCTs per therapy, quality scores, evidence tables. RESULTS: Twenty-four RCTs were identified in the categories of acupuncture, spinal manipulation, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, homeopathy and other therapies.

Author(s): 
Vernon, H.
McDermaid, C. S.
Hagino, C.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society

We investigated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of tension-type headache by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO were searched from inception through August 2007. No search or language restrictions were applied. Eight randomized, controlled trials met our inclusion criteria. Pooled data from 5 studies were used for the meta-analysis. Our primary outcome was headache days per month.

Author(s): 
Davis, Matthew A.
Kononowech, Robert W.
Rolin, Stephanie A.
Spierings, Egilius L.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is often used for tension-type headache prophylaxis but its effectiveness is still controversial. This review (along with a companion review on 'Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis') represents an updated version of a Cochrane review originally published in Issue 1, 2001, of The Cochrane Library.

Author(s): 
Linde, Klaus
Allais, Gianni
Brinkhaus, Benno
Manheimer, Eric
Vickers, Andrew
White, Adrian R.

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