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A Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Craniosacral Therapy Versus Self Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glide (SNAG) in the management of Cervicogenic Headache


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1 Sri Venkateshwara College of Physiotherapy, Puducherry, India
2 Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai,, India
3 SRM College of Physiotherapy, India
4 Chennai, India
     

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Background: Headache that is caused by the structures of the upper neck is called cervicogenic headache. It usually starts on one or both sides of the upper neck area and then spreads to different area in forehead and face , there is a continuous need for some non-pharmacological intervention in the management of headache.

Objective: The aim of the study is to find the effectiveness of Craniosacral therapy and SNAG in cervicogenic headache patients to reduce the headache symptoms and improve the quality of life.

Methodology: Total number of participants in this study in 30 subjects and randomly allocated to two groups, 15 patients with cervico-genic headache in group A receives Cranio-sacral therapy and 15 in group B receives SNAG. The period of intervention for each participant was 3 weeks alternative days and total study duration was 3 months.

Discussion: From the statistical tool it has been analyzed the group A shows significant reduction of headache symptoms and the level of pain than compared with group B.

Conclusion: It has been concluded that craniosacral therapy shows that more significant reduction of headache symptoms and pain in cervicogenic headache patients than compared with SNAG group.


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Craniosacral Therapy, Cervicogenic Headache, SNAG.
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  • A Comparative Study on Effectiveness of Craniosacral Therapy Versus Self Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glide (SNAG) in the management of Cervicogenic Headache

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Authors

A. Pahinian
Sri Venkateshwara College of Physiotherapy, Puducherry, India
M. Manikumar
Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Chennai,, India
R. Monisha
SRM College of Physiotherapy, India
D. Devaki
Chennai, India

Abstract


Background: Headache that is caused by the structures of the upper neck is called cervicogenic headache. It usually starts on one or both sides of the upper neck area and then spreads to different area in forehead and face , there is a continuous need for some non-pharmacological intervention in the management of headache.

Objective: The aim of the study is to find the effectiveness of Craniosacral therapy and SNAG in cervicogenic headache patients to reduce the headache symptoms and improve the quality of life.

Methodology: Total number of participants in this study in 30 subjects and randomly allocated to two groups, 15 patients with cervico-genic headache in group A receives Cranio-sacral therapy and 15 in group B receives SNAG. The period of intervention for each participant was 3 weeks alternative days and total study duration was 3 months.

Discussion: From the statistical tool it has been analyzed the group A shows significant reduction of headache symptoms and the level of pain than compared with group B.

Conclusion: It has been concluded that craniosacral therapy shows that more significant reduction of headache symptoms and pain in cervicogenic headache patients than compared with SNAG group.


Keywords


Craniosacral Therapy, Cervicogenic Headache, SNAG.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F192036