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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-27

Effectiveness of neck flexors and extensors muscle strengthening exercises on pain and function in migraine patients


Physiotherapy, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. M Gopika Sivasankaran
Sivasankaran, Laxmi Memorial College of Physiotherapy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/pjiap.pjiap_34_21

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CONTEXT: Migraine is a primary episodic headache disorder, characterized by combinations of neurological, gastrointestinal, and autonomic changes in the body. Migraine patients are more likely to self-report neck pain, to have more cervical trigger points and tenderness over cervical muscles. Neck flexor and extensor muscles have shown decreased strength in migraine patients. AIMS: To determine the effectiveness of neck flexors and extensors muscles strengthening exercises on pain and function in migraine patients. SETTING AND DESIGN: A case–control study was conducted among 14 individuals of ages 20–30 years with Migraine in a Tertiary Care Hospital, India. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fourteen migraine patients were selected for the study and neck flexor and extensor strengthening exercises were administered for 4 weeks. The pain, cervical range of motion, and disability were measured using visual analog scale (VAS), universal goniometer, migraine disability assessment score (MIDAS) before and after the intervention. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Data were analyzed using SPSS v. 26.0. Values are expressed in terms of mean and standard deviation (X̄ ± SD). Statistical analysis to compare pre and post group was done using paired t-test. RESULTS: Paired t-test was used to compare the interventions within the group. Statistical analysis showed significant improvement in pain and function on migraine patients after 4 weeks of treatment. VAS (t = 6.358, P < 0.05), MIDAS (t = 3.798, P < 0.05), ROM (t = 5.014, 2.851, P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The present study concluded that strengthening exercises of both neck flexors and extensors muscles reduced pain and improved function in migraine patients.


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