IJCRR - 5(8), April, 2013
EFFICACY OF DEEP CERVICAL FLEXOR STRENGTH TRAINING VERSUS CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT IN CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE
Author: Rabiul Islam, Nishat Quddus, Mohammad Miraj, Shahnawaz Anwer
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of Pressure-biofeedback as an add-on therapy with conventional exercise on deep cervical strength, pain, and headache disability index in patient with cervicogenic headache. Design: Pretest-posttest experimental group design.
Methods: Thirty patients (17 men, 13 women) with cervicogenic headache participated in the study completed the trial. Subjects were randomly placed into two groups receiving the pressure biofeedback training (n=15) and a control group (n=15). The pressure biofeedback group received biofeedback stabilizer (PBU) guided DCF strength training along with conventional treatment program for 3 days a week for 3 week, whereas the control group received an exercise program only. Pain intensity was assessed with a visual analogue scale (VAS) and the headache score of the patients were measured by the Headache Disability Index (HDI) respectively.
Results: On between group comparisons, pressure biofeedback group has shown significant improvement in pain intensity and headache disability score as compared to control group at the end of trial (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of the study suggests that the deep cervical flexor’s training using pressure biofeedback along with conventional exercise was more effective to reduce pain intensity and Headache Disability and thus improving the endurance capacity of deep cervical flexor muscle over a period of 3 weeks for the management of CGH.
Keywords: Pressure-biofeedback stabilizer, Deep Cervical Flexors exercise, Cervicogenic Headache, Neck pain
Rabiul Islam, Nishat Quddus, Mohammad Miraj, Shahnawaz Anwer. EFFICACY OF DEEP CERVICAL FLEXOR STRENGTH TRAINING VERSUS CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT IN CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE International Journal of Current Research and Review. 5(8), April, 84-90
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