Physical Treatments for Headache: A Structured Review

@article{Biondi2005PhysicalTF,
  title={Physical Treatments for Headache: A Structured Review},
  author={David M. Biondi},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={45}
}
  • D. Biondi
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Medicine
  • Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Background.—Primary headache disorders, especially migraine, are commonly accompanied by neck pain or other symptoms. Because of this, physical therapy (PT) and other physical treatments are often prescribed. This review updates and synthesizes published clinical trial evidence, systematic reviews, and case series regarding the efficacy of selected physical modalities in the treatment of primary headache disorders. 
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