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Improvement in clinical outcomes after dry needling in a patient with occipital neuralgia

June 15, 2015

The primary purpose of this case report is to outline the diagnosis, intervention and clinical outcome of a patient presenting with occipital neuralgia. Upon initial presentation, the patient described a four-year history of stabbing neck pain and headaches. After providing informed consent, the patient underwent a total of four dry needling (DN) sessions over a two-week

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Pressure algometry and tissue compliance measures in the treatment of chronic headache by spinal manipulation: a single case/sin

August 12, 2014

A single-case study of chronic bilateral headache is presented with data provided on pressure algometry, visual analogue scale (VAS), and tissue compliance assessment, the former two measured pre-and-post-manipulation. Pre-treatment recordings demonstrated correlation of findings of joint and muscle dysfunction in the upper cervical spine in this headache sufferer. Post-treatment recordings demonstrated improvements not only in

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Benign intracranial hypertension

July 28, 2014

Benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) is a syndrome characterized by papilledema and elevated intracranial pressure in the absence of hydrocephalus or intracranial mass. The condition is found most often in obese females in the fourth decade of life. Etiology remains unclear but a wide variety of medications, disease states and altered physiology have been associated with

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Chiropractic care of a 13-year-old with headache and neck pain: a case report

July 14, 2014

Headaches are the most frequent cause of visits to primary care practitioners. Standard medical care for headaches is prescription of pain relieving medication. This report describes a 13-year-old female who had suffered from severe headache and neck pain for five days. Following a series of four chiropractic treatments over a 2-week period, her headache and

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Chiropractic management of episodic tension-type headache: a survey of clinical specialists

July 07, 2014

Tension-type headache (TTH) is a highly prevalent condition experienced annually by 30-70% of the population. As a chief complaint, it occupies 5-8% of chiropractors’ caseloads, but is probably more prevalent in multiple complaint cases. While numerous clinical descriptions exist in the literature of the management of TTH by chiropractors, and while there is a small

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