Cervicogenic Headache | Chiropractic and Acupressure for Headaches
Cervicogenic Headache research study
What is the primary objective of this study?
This study will investigate the effect of chiropractic treatment with and without the use of an acupressure pillow for cervical headaches. Subjects will be randomly allocated to groups with and without the pillow and will be followed for five weeks. The primary outcome measure will be headache frequency. The investigators predict that the group using the pillow on a daily basis will demonstrate significantly greater decrease in headache frequency over a 5-week interval.
Who is eligible to participate?
Inclusion Criteria: - males and females - ages 21-60 - recurrent headaches - sub-occipital tenderness - a minimum of 4 headaches per month Exclusion Criteria: - migraine with aura - sinus headache - any other organic pathology - any contraindications to cervical manipulation
Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?
Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.
Other:chiropractic treatment12 sessions over 4 weeks
Device:Dr. Zaxx pillowDaily use of an acupressure pillow
Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.
Chiropracticspinal manipulation, mobilization, massage, advice, exercises
Chiropractic PLUS pillowspinal manipulation, mobilization, massage, advice, exercises, pillow
Start Date: January 2012
Completed Date: November 2012
Phase: Phase 2/Phase 3
Primary Outcome: Headache frequency from a Headache Diary
Secondary Outcome: Headache disability
Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references
Lead Sponsor: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
Collaborator: Dr. Zaxx Co.
Vernon H, Jansz G, Goldsmith CH, McDermaid C. A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of chiropractic and medical prophylactic treatment of adults with tension-type headache: results from a stopped trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Jun;32(5):344-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.04.004. Erratum in: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Nov-Dec;32(9):804.