Interobserver Reliability in Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine in Patients With Headache

  title={Interobserver Reliability in Physical Examination of the Cervical Spine in Patients With Headache},
  author={Hans A. van Suijlekom and Henrica C.W. de Vet and Suzanne G.M. Van Den Berg and Wilhelm E. J. Weber},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
Objective.—To assess interobserver reliability of two expert headache neurologists when examining the cervical spine of patients with headache. 

Prevalence of cervicogenic headache: Vågå study of headache epidemiology

The prevalence and various clinical characteristics of cervicogenic headache in the population at large are described.

Quality of Life of Patients With Cervicogenic Headache: A Comparison With Control Subjects and Patients With Migraine or Tension‐type Headache

Objective.—To establish the health‐related quality of life of patients with cervicogenic headache and to compare it with a random Dutch sample of control subjects and with patients with migraine

A Pain in the Neck: Review of Cervicogenic Headache and Associated Disorders

The purpose of the current review is to provide an overview of the diagnosis and treatment of cervicogenic headache, and discussion focuses on associated disorders including whiplash, a common cause of cerviogenic headache.

Cervical musculoskeletal impairments in cervicogenic headache: a systematic review and a meta-analysis

Based on a meta-analysis, patients with CEH have altered range of motion in rotation, flexion-extension, cervical rotation with cervical flexion, altered cervicalflexor strength, and altered cervical flexor endurance.

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Including Thrust Manipulation and Exercise in the Management of a Patient with Cervicogenic Headache: A Case Report

It is indicated that a multimodal physical therapy treatment program may be effective in the management of a patient diagnosed with cervicogenic headache.

Cervical Facet Arthropathy and Occipital Neuralgia: Headache Culprits

  • J. Hoppenfeld
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Current pain and headache reports
  • 2010
The treatment of cervical facet arthropathy as the source of CH is best approached with a multidimensional plan focusing on physical therapy and/or manual therapy, and the effective management of occipital neuralgia remains challenging, but both injections and neuromodulation are promising options.

Influential Variables Associated with Outcomes in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache

Increased patient age, provocation or relief of headache with movement, and being gainfully employed were all patient factors that were found to be significantly related to improved outcomes of physical therapy treatment of CGH.

Distinguishing Primary Headache Disorders from Cervicogenic Headache: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications

Cervicogenic headache can be suspected but not diagnosed on the basis of clinical features, and the diagnosis ultimately requires diagnostic blocks, which are used to pinpoint sources of pain in the upper cervical joints.



The cervical spine and headache

If the pain be expressed behind, the cause must assuredly be connected with the great or small occipital nerve, and in all probability depends on disease of the spine between the first and the second cervical vertebrae.

Painful Intervertebral Dysfunction: Robert Maigne's Original Contribution to Headache of Cervical Origin


Cervicogenic Headache: Diagnostic Criteria

Criteria for the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache are proposed, which include unilateral head pain, symptoms and signs of neck involvement, non-clustering episodic moderate pain originating in the

Interexaminer reliability of palpation for cervical spine tenderness.

In this population, palpation for cervical spine tenderness is a highly reliable examination tool and the findings of this study are consistent with those of palpation of the lumbar spine.

Reliability study of detection of somatic dysfunctions in the cervical spine.

Cervicogenic Headache ‐ The Clinical Picture, Radiological Findings and Hypotheses on Its Pathophysiology


Headache and the Cervical Spine: A Critical Review

Headache related to the cervical spine is often misdiagnosed and treated inadequately because of confusing and varying terminology. Primary headaches such as tension-type headache and migraine are

Cervicogenic Headache: A Personal View

  • J. Pearce
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache
  • 1995
Cervicogenic headache describes pain referred along the upper three cervical roots and is a common source of headache in the over tittles and evidence for a cervicogenic mechanism of chronic whiplash headache is lacking.

Reliability and Reproducibility of Clinical Findings In Low-Back Pain

The data obtained from the history and examination of patients with low-back pain and sciatica have been subjected to an observer variation analysis. Redesign of the proformata resulted in a