The Somatic Connection  |   January 2017
Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization Therapy for Cervicogenic Headache
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  • Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
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The Somatic Connection   |   January 2017
Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization Therapy for Cervicogenic Headache
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2017, Vol. 117, 58-59. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.010
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2017, Vol. 117, 58-59. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.010
Garcia J, Arnold S, Tetley K, Voight K, Frank RA. Mobilization and manipulation of the cervical spine in patients with cervicogenic headache: any scientific evidence? Front Neurol. 2016;7:40. doi:10.3389/fneur.2016.00040 
Osteopathic physicians often use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) to alleviate headaches caused by cervical somatic dysfunction in patients.1 Spinal manipulation, involving high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) maneuvers, and cervical spine mobilization are additional manual therapies used by manual practitioners to manage cervicogenic headache (CEH), but the efficacy of these management techniques is disputed. Researchers performed a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to examine the benefits of manual therapy on the cervical spine in managing CEH. 
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