The Combined Efficacy of Sacro-Occipital Technique and Electrical Stimulation Therapy in the Treatment of Cumulative Trauma Disorders with Cervicogenic Cephalgia
Background and Aim: Cumulative trauma disorders attributed to poor sustained posture in working or repetitive physical activity. Cervicogenic headaches are assumed to be associated with cervical dysfunction and may include facial pain. Cervicogenic Cephalgia may result from the entire body´s muscle imbalance as well as Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. Methods: 31 male and 39 female subjects diagnosed with CTDs with Cervicogenic Cephalgia were recruited and they were randomized into 2 groups. The study group participants underwent Sacro-Occipital Technique and Electrical Stimulation Therapy and control group underwent only the electrical stimulation therapy. Pain intensity assessment, posture and gait evaluation was done before and after intervention. Results: Pain intensity was reduced in the study group compared to control group and the gait and posture was improved in study group participants following intervention which was statistically significant. Conclusion: The symptoms of CTDs with Cervicogenic Cephalgia were improved by the Sacral–Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) and the electrical stimulation therapy that are non-phamacotherapy for normalizing neuromusculoskeletal system. So the overall effective rate is 95.0%.