Are Manual Therapies Effective in Reducing Pain From Tension-Type Headache?: A Systematic Review

  title={Are Manual Therapies Effective in Reducing Pain From Tension-Type Headache?: A Systematic Review},
  author={C. Fern{\'a}ndez-de-las-Pe{\~n}as and C. Alonso-Blanco and M. Cuadrado and J. C. Miangolarra and F. J. Barriga and J. Pareja},
  journal={The Clinical Journal of Pain},
  • C. Fernández-de-las-Peñas, C. Alonso-Blanco, +3 authors J. Pareja
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • The Clinical Journal of Pain
  • ObjectivesA systematic review was performed to establish whether manual therapies have specific efficacy in reducing pain from tension-type headache (TTH). MethodsComputerized literature searches were performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, AMED, MANTIS, CINAHL, PEDro, and Cochrane databases. Papers were included if they described clinical (open noncontrolled studies) or randomized controlled trials in which any form of manual therapy was used for TTH, and if they were published after 1994 in the English… CONTINUE READING
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    Interventional Clinical Trial
    Tension-type headache (TTH) is a very common primary headache disorder, with important costs for both patients and society. Often these patients are not willing to take prophylactic… Expand
    ConditionsTension-Type Headache


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