Neck Disorders in Migraine and Chronic Migraine Headache

October 1, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Neck Disorders are frequently found in migraine sufferers

Neck Disorders are frequently found in migraine sufferers

More evidence from a study in the US which shows that cervicogenic (neck) disorders are frequently found in Migraine and Chronic Migraine sufferers.

Using a special device, muscle tenderness was assessed and found to be significantly increased in both the migraine and chronic migraine groups when compared to non headache subjects.

Why is it that the conclusion was that muscle tenderness results from the migraine process and not the cause of the process?!!!

Cheers  Dean

(Bevilaqua-Grossi D, Moreira VC, Canonica AC, Chaves TC, Goncalves MC, Florencio LL, Bordini CA2, Speciali JG, Bigal ME. Pain thresholds in craniocervical muscles in women with migraine, chronic migraine, and with no headaches. Cephalalgia 2009;29 (Suppl. 1):1–166)

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Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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