Manual therapies for cervicogenic headache: a systematic review
The Journal of Headache and Pain, 04/03/2012
Chaibi A et al. – The randomized clinical trials (RCTs) mostly included participant with infrequent cervicogenic headache (CEH). Future challenges regarding CEH are substantial both from a diagnostic and management point of view.
- This paper systematically reviewed randomized clinical trials (RCT) assessing the efficacy of manual therapies for cervicogenic headache (CEH).
- A total of seven RCTs were identified, i.e. one study applied physiotherapy ± temporomadibular mobilization techniques and six studies applied cervical spinal manipulative therapy (SMT).
- The RCTs suggest that physiotherapy and SMT might be an effective treatment in the management of CEH, but the results are difficult to evaluate, since only one study included a control group that did not receive treatment.