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NCT01580280 : Manual Therapy and Exercise in Patients With Cervicogenic Headache
AgesMin: 18 Years Max: 65 Years
Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of cervicogenic headache as defined by International Headache Society

- Headache frequency of at least one per week for a minimum of 3 months

- Minimum pain score (NPRS) of 2/10 and minimum disability score (NDI) of 10/50

Exclusion Criteria:

- Bilateral headaches

- Presence of any of the following atherosclerotic risk factors: hypertension,
diabetes, heart disease, stroke, transient ischemic attack, peripheral vascular
disease, smoking, hypercholesterolemia or hyperlipidemia

- Red flags noted in the patient's Neck Medical Screening Questionnaire (i.e. tumor,
fracture, metabolic diseases, RA, osteoporosis, prolonged history of steroid use,

- History of whiplash injury within the last 6 weeks

- Diagnosis of cervical spinal stenosis

- Bilateral upper extremity symptoms

- Evidence of central nervous system involvement, to include hyperreflexia, sensory
disturbances in the hand, intrinsic muscle wasting of the hands, unsteadiness during
walking, nystagmus, loss of visual acuity, impaired sensation of the face, altered
taste, the presence of pathological reflexes (i.e. positive Hoffman's and/or Babinski

- Two or more positive neurologic signs consistent with nerve root compression,
including any two of the following:

- Muscle weakness involving a major muscle group of the upper extremity.

- Diminished upper extremity deep tendon reflex of the biceps, brachioradialis,
triceps or superficial flexors

- Diminished or absent sensation to pinprick in any upper extremity dermatome

- Prior surgery to the neck or thoracic spine.

- Involvement in litigation or worker's compensation regarding their neck pain and/or

- Physical therapy or chiropractic treatment for neck pain or headache in the 3 months
before baseline examination.

- Any condition that might contraindicate spinal manipulative therapy
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