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A controlled trial of cervical manipulation of migraine.


A critical review of manual therapy use for headache disorders: prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness

Craig S. Moore, David W. Sibbritt and Jon Adams BMC Neurology BMC 24 March 2017 DOI: 10.1186/s12883-017-0835-0

A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine.


A randomized controlled trial of exercise and manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache.


A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of chiropractic and medical prophylactic treatment of adults with tension-type headache: results from a stopped trial.


Adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial for migraineurs.

Chaibi A, Benth JŠ, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2017 Mar 14;29:66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2017.03.003

Are non-invasive interventions effective for the management of headaches associated with neck pain? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration.

Varatharajan S, Ferguson B, Chrobak K, Shergill Y, Côté P, et al. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jul

Aspirin for acute treatment of episodic tension-type headache in adults.

Derry S, Wiffen PJ, Moore RA. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 13;1:CD011888. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011888.pub2.

Association of diet and headache

Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi, Zeinab Ghorbani, Paolo Martelletti, Christian Lampl and Mansoureh Togha. The Journal of Headache and Pain 2019 20:106. 14 November 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s10194-019-1057-1

Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine: a study protocol of a single-blinded placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial


Chiropractic treatment of older adults with neck pain with or without headache or dizziness: analysis of 288 Australian chiropractors’ self-reported views.

Vindigni D, Zark L, Sundberg T, Leach M, Adams J, Azari MF. Chiropr Man Therap. 2019 Dec 18;27:65. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0288-1.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among US Adults With Headache or Migraine: Results from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.

Zhang Y, Dennis JA, Leach MJ, Bishop FL, Cramer H, Chung VCH, Moore C, Lauche R, Cook R, Sibbritt D, Adams J. Headache. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/head.13148.

Direct and Indirect Healthcare Resource Utilization and Costs Among Migraine Patients in the United States.

Bonafede M, Sapra S, Shah N, Tepper S, Cappell K, Desai P. Headache. 2018 Feb 15. doi: 10.1111/head.13275.

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of cervicogenic headache: a dual-center randomized controlled trial.

Haas M, Bronfort G, Evans R, Schulz C, Vavrek D, Takaki L, Hanson L, Leininger B, Neradilek MB. Spine J. 2018 Feb 23. pii: S1529-9430(18)30077-9. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2018.02.019.

Dose-Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Cervicogenic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial


Effectiveness of chiropractic manipulation versus sham manipulation on recurrent headaches in children aged 7-14 years, Protocol for a randomized clinical trial.

Lynge S, Hartvigsen J, Christensen HW, Vach W, Hestbaek L. Chiropr Man Therap. 2019 Aug 23;27:40. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0262-y.

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for seniors with recurrent headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction: a randomized controlled trial

Uthaikhup S, Assapun J, Watcharasaksilp K, Jull G. Spine J. 2017 Jan;17(1):46-55. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.08.008.

Effects of Intravenous and Oral Magnesium on Reducing Migraine: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Chiu HY, Yeh TH, Huang YC, Chen PY. Pain Physician. 2016 Jan

Efficacy of interventions used by physiotherapists for patients with headache and migraine-systematic review and meta-analysis.

Luedtke K, Allers A, Schulte LH, May A. Cephalalgia. 2016 Ap

Efficacy of physiotherapy including a craniocervical training programme for tension-type headache; a randomized clinical trial.


Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review.


Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Headache


Integrating Chiropractic Care Into the Treatment of Migraine Headaches in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Case Series.

Bernstein C, Wayne PM, Rist PM, Osypiuk K, Hernandez A, Kowalski M. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019 Mar 28;8:2164956119835778. doi: 10.1177/2164956119835778.

Manual therapies for cervicogenic headache: a systematic review


Manual therapies for migraine: a systematic review


Manual therapies for primary chronic headaches: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials


Manual therapy as a prophylactic treatment for migraine: design of a randomized controlled trial.

Amons AL, Castien RF, van der Wouden JC, De Hertogh W, Dekker J, van der Horst HE. Trials. 2019 Dec 27;20(1):785. doi: 10.1186/s13063-019-3937-8.

Manual therapy for chronic migraine: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial study protocol

Jim Odell, Carol Clark, Adrian Hunnisett, Osman Hassan Ahmed and Jonathan Branney. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:11. 27 March 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12998-019-0232-4

Manual Treatment for cervicogenic headache and active trigger point in the SCM muscle: A pilot RCT


Methodological quality of randomized controlled trials of spinal manipulation and mobilization in tension-type headache, migraine, and cervicogenic headache.


Migraine attack treatment : a tailor-made suit, not one size fits all.


Mindfulness and Chronic Headache/Migraine: Mechanisms Explored through the Fear-Avoidance Model of Chronic Pain.

Komandur B, Martin PR, Bandarian-Balooch S. Clin J Pain. 2017 Dec 21. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000580.

Multidisciplinary Team Treatment Approaches to Chronic Daily Headaches.

Sahai-Srivastava S, Sigman E, Uyeshiro Simon A, Cleary L, Ginoza L. Headache. 2017 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/head.13118.

Muscles and their role in episodic tension-type headache: implications for treatment.


Neuromodulation for intractable headaches.


Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation for the ACute Treatment of Cluster Headache: Findings From the Randomized, Double-Blind, Sham-Controlled ACT1 Study.

Silberstein SD, Mechtler LL, Kudrow DB, Calhoun AH, McClure C, Saper JR, Liebler EJ, Rubenstein Engel E, Tepper SJ; ACT1 Study Group.. Headache. 2016 Sep;56(8):1317-32. doi: 10.1111/head.12896.

Non-Pharmacological Approaches for Migraine.

Puledda F, Shields K. Neurotherapeutics. 2018 Apr 3. doi: 10.1007/s13311-018-0623-6.

Non-pharmacological self-management for people living with migraine or tension-type headache: a systematic review including analysis of intervention components.

Probyn K, Bowers H, Mistry D, Caldwell F, Underwood M, Patel S, Sandhu HK, Matharu M, Pincus T; CHESS team. BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e016670. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016670.

Paracetamol (acetaminophen) for acute treatment of episodic tension-type headache in adults.

Stephens G, Derry S, Moore RA. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jun

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Intractable Headaches: Long-term Efficacy and Safety Study.


Self-reported efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine: the Akershus study of chronic headache


Spinal manipulations for the treatment of migraine: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.


Sustained exposure to acute migraine medications combined with repeated noxious stimulation dysregulates descending pain modulatory circuits: Relevance to medication overuse headache.

Nation KM, Dodick DW, Navratilova E, Porreca F. Cephalalgia. 2018 Oct 4:333102418804157. doi: 10.1177/0333102418804157.

Systematic review of randomized clinical trials of complementary/alternative therapies in the treatment of tension-type and cervicogenic headache.


The effectiveness of manipulation and mobilization on pain and disability in individuals with cervicogenic and tension-type headaches: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Matthew Coelho, Naomi Ela, Allison Garvin, Charles Cox, Wendy Sloan, Mary Palaima & Joshua A. Cleland. Journal of Physical Therapy Reviews. 17 Feb 2019. DOI: 10.1080/10833196.2019.1572963

The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for the prophylaxis of migraine headache.


The headache under-response to treatment (HURT) questionnaire, an outcome measure to guide follow-up in primary care: development, psychometric evaluation and assessment of utility.

Steiner TJ, Buse DC, Al Jumah M, Lipton RB; Lifting The Burden: The Global Campaign against Headache. J Headache Pain. 2018 Feb 14;19(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s10194-018-0842-6.

The Heterogeneity Of Headache Patients Who Self-Medicate: A Cluster Analysis Approach.

Mehuys E, Paemeleire K, Crombez G, Adriaens E, Van Hees T, Demarche S, Christiaens T, Van Bortel L, Van Tongelen I, Remon JP, Boussery K. Pain. 2016 Mar 9

The Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain and Disability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Rist PM, Hernandez A, Bernstein C, Kowalski M, Osypiuk K, Vining R, Long CR, Goertz C, Song R, Wayne PM. Headache. 2019 Apr;59(4):532-542. doi: 10.1111/head.13501.

The Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain and Disability: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis

Pamela M. Rist ScD, Audrey Hernandez MS, Carolyn Bernstein MD, Matthew Kowalski DC, Kamila Osypiuk MS, Cynthia R. Long PhD, Christine Goertz DC, PhD, Rhayun Song. RN, PhD, Peter M. Wayne PhD. Journal of Head and Face Pain. 14 March 2019. DOI: 10.1111/head.13501

The management of common recurrent headaches by chiropractors: a descriptive analysis of a nationally representative survey.

Moore C, Leaver A, Sibbritt D, Adams J. BMC Neurol. 2018 Oct 17;18(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12883-018-1173-6.

The relationship between sleep and headache in children: implications for treatment.


The treatment of migraine patients within chiropractic: analysis of a nationally representative survey of 1869 chiropractors

Craig Moore, Jon Adams, Andrew Leaver, Romy Lauche and David Sibbritt. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 4 December 2017. Doi:10.1186/s12906-017-2026-3

Variations in Patterns of Utilization and Charges for the Care of Headache in North Carolina, 2000-2009: A Statewide Claims’ Data Analysis.

Hurwitz EL, Vassilaki M, Li D, Schneider MJ, Stevans JM, Phillips RB, Phelan SP, Lewis EA, Armstrong RC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2016 May 16

Yoga for Treating Headaches: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Anheyer D, Klose P, Lauche R, Saha FJ, Cramer H. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 30. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05413-9.

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