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Efficacy of Patients with Tension Headache Physical Therapy | Original Article

Yamini Sharma*, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Tension-type headaches (TTH) include disorders with significant effects on life quality and cost-effectiveness. A randomised controlled trial assessment of the MEDLINE searches (from January 2002 to April 2012) was done. Included in adult patients and at least 11 years of age were studies of the English-language types (ETTH) and chronic tension-type headache(CTTH). The first study employing the sentences Effectiveness, Headache and Manual Therapy was conducted out (39 studies). A search has also been carried out that includes treatment phrases such as physical therapy, physical therapy, spinal manipulation (25 studies). Nine of the two searches satisfied inclusion requirements and statistically significant results were analysed The following myophasal releases, cervical traction, neck muscles trigger points and stretching of cervical chest muscles, superfluous heat, massage, connective tissue manipulation and vertebral cyronic mobilisation, spinal manipulation and cervical chestnut-occipital manual traction 8) pressure release and muscular energy in the suboccipital muscle 9) combination of cervical-thorax mobilizations, exercises, and posture correction. Massage focused on releasing the myofascial trigger point activity All studies employed a mixture of several approaches and no therapies investigated individually all studies additionally evaluated elements of TTH beyond pain intensity and frequency.