Compare the Effectiveness of Ultrasound Versus Trigger Point Release on Cervicogenic Headache
Keywords:Ultrasound, trigger point release, pain,Cervicogenic headaches, NPRS , NDI.
Background: Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral, fixed, or side-locked headache that commonly affects adults.
The studies had tried therapeutic and hands-on therapy for managing the Cervicogenic headache. The intent of
this current study is to identify whether ultrasound or trigger point is more effective for Cervicogenic headaches.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of ultrasound versus trigger point release on patients with cervicogenic
Materials and Methods: This experimental study has been conducted from November 2022 to April 2023. 30
cervicogenic headache subjects were taken from Shanthi physio clinic selected based on the criteria of inclusion
and exclusion. Numerical pain rating scale (NPRS) was used to measure pain and Neck disability index (NDI) was
used to identify head and neck function of the participants. The subjects were divided into Group A (15 Subjects)
and Group B (15 Subjects). Group A were treated with Trigger point release with trigger point localization and
Group B were treated with Ultrasound with trigger point localization.The treatments were given for 5 days per
week and continued for 4 weeks.
Result: The pretest and post test values were analyzed ,results suggest that trigger point release with trigger point
localization has significant improvement when compared with ultrasound with trigger point localization with p
Conclusion: It is suggested that trigger point release with trigger point localization can be more effective for
reducing the pain.
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