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JRCRS. 2016; 4(2): 86-87

Effect of Combined positional stretch and ischemic compression on Cervicogenic Headache

Sidra Manzoor, Farjad Afzal.

Trigger points in cervical region muscles is mostly associated with tension type headache (T.T.H).Trigger points can be managed immediately by Ischaemic compression and positional release therapy (PRT). A 62 year female who was suffering tension type headache from last 14 months was treated by combined positional release therapy and ischaemic compression in 6 sessions. She had constant dull pain aggravated by the activities that include neck side bending and neck side rotation either on left or right side. At the completion of last session patient has reported her headache stopped completely. During the duration following 10 months of treatment she had no pain and did not use any medication for headache. Ischaemic compression and PRT are effective in treating cervicogenic headache that have underlying cause of trigger points.

Key words: Key Words: Cervicogenic headache, Trigger points, Positional stretch release therapy

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