The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 248--254

Potentiation of physiotherapy by low-level laser or kinesio taping for treatment of cervicogenic headache: a randomized controlled study


Hazem Mohamed Saleh1, Marina Onsy Fahim Edward2, Ahmed Al Farouk Abdel Fattah3, Mohamed Farouk Ali4 
1 Otorhinolaryngology Unit, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Center for Physiotherapy, Helmeya Military Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
4 Department of Physical Therapy in Orthopedics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, 6th of October University, 6th of October City, Egypt

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Hazem Mohamed Saleh
10, El Messaha Square, Apt. 1401, 12311 Giza
Egypt

Background Cervicogenic headache (CGH) is a referred pain originating from the neck and perceived in the head and/or face. Its morbidity and cost of treatment hugely affect the society. Classical management is by physiotherapy (PT) and analgesics. Patients and methods A total of 45 patients with CGH were treated either by PT alone or by PT and low-level laser or by PT and kinesio taping (KT). Results Three outcome measures were obtained: the pain pressure threshold, the neck disability index, and the forward head posture improved significantly in all groups. Compared with PT alone, adding KT gave better results in all three parameters. Adding low-level laser gave better scores in both pain pressure threshold and neck disability index. Adding KT to PT gave better results in all parameters than adding low-level laser. Conclusion In the short term, KT improves the outcome of PT for CGH to a greater extent compared with the low-level laser therapy.


How to cite this article:
Saleh HM, Edward MO, Abdel Fattah AA, Ali MF. Potentiation of physiotherapy by low-level laser or kinesio taping for treatment of cervicogenic headache: a randomized controlled study.Egypt J Otolaryngol 2016;32:248-254


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Saleh HM, Edward MO, Abdel Fattah AA, Ali MF. Potentiation of physiotherapy by low-level laser or kinesio taping for treatment of cervicogenic headache: a randomized controlled study. Egypt J Otolaryngol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 10 ];32:248-254
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