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STUDY REVEALS LINK WITH CERVICAL SPINE AND HEADACHE AND MIGRAINE

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A study of 47 patients was done to see if the cervical spine played a role in headaches. The results of the study showed:

1. 77% of all subjects and 89% of females exhibited a marked reduction, absence or reversal of the normal cervical curve of the spine.

2. 97% of all subjects on x-ray had at least one significant abnormality of the cervical spine. 43% exhibited abnormalities at four or more segments.

3. Motion between the skull and the first cervical bone was reduced in 90% of subjects in flexion and 70% of the subjects in extension.

The study concluded that: “The neck plays an important, but largely ignored role in the manifestation of adult headaches.”

SOURCE: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 15 • Number 7 • September, 1992