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Treating Headaches with Exercise and Manipulative Therapy

A clinical trial was conducted to determine the effectiveness of manipulative therapy and a low-load exercise program for treating cervicogenic headaches (headaches arising from the neck). In this study, 200 participants were placed into four groups with the primary outcome being a change in headache frequency. At the 12-month follow-up assessment, both manipulative therapy and specific exercise had significantly reduced headache frequency and intensity, and the neck pain and effects were maintained.

Source: Spine. September 1, 2002; Vol. 27, No. 17, pp. 1835-184