Non-Invasive Interventions for Headaches Associated with Neck Pain – OPTIMa Systematic Review
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Headaches can be a real pain in the neck! Just ask your patients…
In fact, headaches (HA) originating from the neck are one of the most common associated symptoms of neck pain. For example, those with neck pain (NP) are 2-10 times MORE likely to suffer from HA (compared to those without NP) AND most patients with whiplash-associated disorders report HA (some reports indicate 80% or more!). Given the prevalence of HA in patients with NP, it is important to understand the evidence-based management of these conditions. The Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders (NPTF) identified a lack of high quality evidence for treating these patients, and the purpose of this systematic review was to update the findings of the NPTF and examine the effectiveness of interventions for the management of HA in patients with NP.…LOG IN OR SUBSCRIBE TO ACCESS THIS RESEARCH REVIEW!