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Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 382-384

An Osteopathic Approach for the Management of Chronic Headache- A Case Report

Shefali Gambhir

Research Scholar, Department of Physiotherapy, Punjabi University, Patiala, India


Headaches are most common reason for using over-the-counter analgesic medications and chronic headaches are one of the most common presenting complaints in ambulatory care clinics. The full potential of available treatments for headache is unrealized. In this regard, Osteopathic manipulative therapy is commonly used for treatment of multiple types of headache in practice and anecdotally has good success. So, the purpose of the study is to find out the efficacy of osteopathic manipulation therapy by assessing the patient on qualitative measures like VAS score and Headache Disability index. It was concluded that osteopathic manipulative therapy provided a hands-on approach to optimizing physical and psychological well-being of patients suffering from chronic daily headaches.

Key words: Headache, Osteopathy, VAS.

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