The Somatic Connection  |   January 2017
Manual Therapy Lowers Psychological Aggravations in Patients WIth Tension-Type Headache
Author Notes
  • Research Assistant, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
  • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine 
Article Information
The Somatic Connection   |   January 2017
Manual Therapy Lowers Psychological Aggravations in Patients WIth Tension-Type Headache
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2017, Vol. 117, 59-60. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.012
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2017, Vol. 117, 59-60. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2017.012
Essí-López GV, López-Bueno L, Vicente-Herrero MT, Martinez-Arnau FM, Monzani L. Efficacy of manual therapy on anxiety and depression in patients with tension-type headache: a randomized controlled clinical trial [published online June 8, 2016]. Int J Osteopath Med. doi:10.1016/j.ijosm.2016.05.003 
Research by this physiotherapist team in Spain on tension-type headache (TTH) showing the benefit of manual therapy has been reviewed in previous editions of “The Somatic Connection.”1,2 Tension-type headache, the most common form of headache, is proposed to increase anxiety and depression in this patient population. This study was a pragmatic, double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of manual medicine on the mental well-being of patients with TTH. 
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