Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
Effectiveness of neck exercises comparative with scapulothoracic & shoulder exercises with therabands on cervicogenic headache
Author(s): Rashmi Sanjay Chaudhari, Dr. Keerthi Rao, Roopa S. Kamthe, Komal S. Katariya, Shubhangi S. Gattani, Neha S. Raorane, Shiwani N. Redij
Abstract: Overview: Headache is the most prevalent pain disorder, affecting 47% of the global population, representing a major health problem, disturbing quality of life and work productivity. Cervicogenic Headache prevalence is estimated at 0.4% to 4% but may be high as 20% of the patients presenting with chronic cervicogenic headaches. Materials and Methodology: Two group studies involved 15 patients in each group. NPR Scale was used to measure the pain quantity and Headache Impact Scale (HIS) was used to measure the impact that headaches have on your ability to function daily. Neck exercises were given to group A and Shoulder and Scapulothoracic exercises were given to group B using therabands for 5 days a week for 3 weeks. Result: The patients in group A showed better and significant decrease in NPRS and HIS Score post treatment than the group B. Conclusion: Neck Exercises are more effective in treatment of Cervicogenic Headache.