International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Melissa Sinkiewicz

Melissa Sinkiewicz
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,
Atlanta, GA

  • Research Article
    Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy on Cervicogenic Headache in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - A Case Series
    Author(s): Melissa Sinkiewicz and Wei HuangMelissa Sinkiewicz and Wei Huang

    Background: Headache is a significant problem often seen following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in U. S. military veterans. Cervicogenic headache, which originates from the soft tissues and bones of the neck, is a subtype of headache often associated with TBI. Methods: In this case series of military veterans with a history of TBI at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center outpatient clinic, we examined the efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) in reducing the severity of pain associated with cervicogenic headache as measured on a 0-10 numeric pain rating scale. Secondary outcome measures include the percentage of patients who reported feelings of sadness and anxiousness, measures of neck range of motion pre-treatment and post-treatment, total score on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and incidence of adverse events. Subjects: Patients included were at least .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000123

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