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ID 20125
  Title Chiropractic intervention for cervicogenic headache in a pediatric patient
Journal J Clin Chiropr Pediatr. 2008 Mar;9(1):547-552
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes OBJECTIVE: To present documentation of a pediatric patient with cervicogenic headaches and to examine the diminution of signs and symptoms following chiropractic care.

DESIGN: A case study.

SETTING: Private practice.

PATIENT: A 13-year-old female experiencing daily headaches in the frontal and temporal aspects of her head for approximately 6 months prior to chiropractic care.

TREATMENT AND RESULTS: Treatment plan consisted of a prescribed sequence of chiropractic spinal adjustments and ancillary soft tissue therapy in the form of myofascial trigger point release, electric muscle stimulation, stretching exercises, and application of moist heat. The patient was asymptomatic after the third treatment.

CONCLUSION: Based on this patient’s positive outcome with chiropractic adjustments, further study of chiropractic care as an effective means of treating cervicogenic headaches in the pediatric patient is merited.

KEY WORDS: chiropractic, cervicogenic headache, vertebral subluxation, chiropractic adjustment.

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