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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Tension Headaches

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Cureus. 2020 Dec 12;12(12):e12040.doi: 10.7759/cureus.12040.

Authors:

Justin Chin, Wenqi Qiu, Christine M Lomiguen, Mikhail Volokitin

Abstract.

Tension-type headaches, associated with young age, poor health, sleep disturbances, anxiety, stress, and poor posture, account for 90% of all headaches diagnosed by healthcare professionals. Diagnosis and treatment of the various headache subtypes are often aimed at determining the underlying cause but commonly involve over-the-counter pain medication. Because recurrence is common in tension-type headaches, with a subsequent refractory response to over-the-counter medications, adjunctive and alternative treatment modalities should be further studied. Here we present a case of tension headache initially non-responsive to pain medication but resolved with osteopathic manipulative treatment and lifestyle modifications. Osteopathic considerations and literature are also reviewed in the broader context of headache management.

Publication Date: 

2020 Dec

OEID: 

3306

Chin, J., Qiu, W., Lomiguen, MC., Volokitin, M. (2020) 'Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Tension Headaches ', Cureus. 2020 Dec 12;12(12):e12040.doi: 10.7759/cureus.12040.

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