Cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction in post-concussional headache

Treleaven, J., Jull, G. and Atkinson, L. (1994) Cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction in post-concussional headache. Cephalalgia, 14 4: 273-279. doi:10.1046/j.1468-2982.1994.1404273.x

Author Treleaven, J.
Jull, G.
Atkinson, L.
Title Cervical musculoskeletal dysfunction in post-concussional headache
Journal name Cephalalgia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0333-1024
Publication date 1994-08-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1468-2982.1994.1404273.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 14
Issue 4
Start page 273
End page 279
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract Persistent headache is a common symptom following a minor head injury or concussion, possibly related to simultaneous injury of structures of the cervical spine. This study measured aspects of cervical musculoskeletal function in a group of patients (12) with post-concussional headache (PCH) and in a normal control group. The PCH group was distinguished from the control group by the presence of painful upper cervical segmental joint dysfunction, less endurance in the neck flexor muscles and a higher incidence of moderately tight neck musculature. Active range of cervical motion and postural attitude were not significantly different between groups. As upper cervical joint dysfunction is a feature of cervicogenic causes of headache, the results of this study support the inclusion of a precise physical examination of the cervical region in differential diagnosis of patients suffering persistent headache following concussion.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Neurosciences & Neurology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
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