Effectiveness of Postural Correction Versus Soft Tissue Techniques Along with Neural Mobilization in Management of Pain and Disability Associated with Cervicogenic Headache: A Comparative Study

Authors

  • Ajith kumar G P
  • Prathap Suganthirababu
  • Vignesh Srinivasan
  • Priyadharshini Kumar
  • Dhanusia S
  • Kumaresan A
  • Surya Vishnuram

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/djq1e364

Keywords:

Cervicogenic headache (CGH), Neural mobilization technique, Postural modification, soft tissue technique

Abstract

Background: This study was developed to compare the effect of soft tissue technique with neural mobilization and
postural correction with neural mobilization on pain and disability among patients with cervicogenic headache.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to control the pain and impairment related to cervicogenic headache
(CGH), this study compares the effectiveness of two interventions: postural correction and soft tissue techniques
combined with neural mobilization.
Materials and Methods: A sum of 30 participants were recruited, based on the selection criteria from the abovementioned
study setting. The procedure was explained, and a written grant was collected from all patients before
the initiation of the procedure. The subjects were allocated randomly into 2 groups. The intervention group was
given the postural correction exercise along with the neural mobilization and another group was given soft tissue
technique along with neural mobilization.
Results: The study found that there is a positive impact of postural correction along with neural mobilization on
pain reduction and absence of ability that has been connected with cervicogenic headache with a significant value
of < 0.0001.
Conclusion: The study concluded that Postural correction exercises along with neural mobilization were
effective in reducing the individual’s discomfort, enhancing the cervical range of motion, and reducing the level
of impairment. However, the Headache Impact Test-6 (HIT-6) and Northwick Park Neck Pain Questionnaire
(NPAQ) outcome measures for both groups indicated a substantial change in the post-treatment analyses; GROUP
A, which received postural correction along with neural mobilization, had more significant changes than the soft
tissue technique along with neural mobilization (GROUP B).

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Author Biographies

  • Ajith kumar G P

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Prathap Suganthirababu

    Professor,Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Vignesh Srinivasan

    Assistant Professor Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Priyadharshini Kumar

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Dhanusia S

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Kumaresan A

    Professor,Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Surya Vishnuram

    Tutor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Postural Correction Versus Soft Tissue Techniques Along with Neural Mobilization in Management of Pain and Disability Associated with Cervicogenic Headache: A Comparative Study. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 85-91. https://doi.org/10.37506/djq1e364