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:: Volume 11, Issue 2 (7-2009) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2009, 11(2): 72-75 Back to browse issues page
Cervicogenic headache - A case report
Asghar Akbari (PhD) * 1, Mohammad Afshar (PhD) , Hesam Moodi (BSc)
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Cervicogenic headache (CEH) is a chronic, hemicranial pain syndrome in which the sensation of pain originates in the cervical spine or soft tissues of the neck and is referred to the head. Cervicogenic headache is a relatively common but often overlooked disorder. There is sufficient evidence to support this category and the existing diagnostic criteria are adequate. The purpose of this case report was to describe an intervention approach consisting of release and muscle energy techniques for an individual with cervicogenic headache. Clinical examination revealed myofacial trigger points in trapezius, sternocliedomastoid and upper cervical spine erectors. Visual analogue scale (VAS) identified severe pain. Range of flexion and rotation was reduced. Complete pain relief was seen following three times treatment sessions. The results indicating definite diagnosis and appropriate treatment of cervicogenic headache.

Keywords: Cervicogenic Headache, Release, Muscle Energy, Trigger Points
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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: General
* Corresponding Author Address: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran. akbari_as@yahoo.com


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Asghar Akbari (PhD), Mohammad Afshar (PhD), Hesam Moodi (BSc). Cervicogenic headache - A case report. J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2009; 11 (2) :72-75
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Volume 11, Issue 2 (7-2009) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی گرگان Journal of Gorgan University of Medical Sciences
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