Monday, September 27, 2010
STUDY REVEALS LINK WITH CERVICAL SPINE AND HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE
A study of 47 patients was done to see if the cervical spine played a role in headaches. The results of the study showed:
1. 77% of all subjects and 89% of females exhibited a marked
reduction, absence or reversal of the normal cervical curve of the
2. 97% of all subjects on x-ray had at least one significant abnormality of the cervical spine. 43% exhibited abnormalities at four or more segments.
3. Motion between the skull and the first cervical bone was reduced in 90% of subjects in flexion and 70% of the subjects in extension.
The study concluded that: “The neck plays an important, but largely ignored role in the manifestation of adult headaches.”
SOURCE: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 15 • Number 7 • September, 1992