Physical and psychological correlates of headache in young adults
Sometimes I am amazed at just how prevalent headaches are in today’s society, both in research studies and in my own practice. Not that it’s any great surprise, but this study finds that neck and back injuries before age 12 were linked to tension HA in young adults. I would like to change this to improperly treated neck and back injuries. HA originated from the neck muscles is an incredibly common cause of HA, and yet I cannot tell you how many patients come into my office that have had HA for literally decades, and NO ONE HAS EVER TOUCHED THEIR NECK!! It just makes me want to throttle someone that a significanct portion of this patient’s HA could have been eliminated decades earlier if someone had just addressed the cervical spine and musculature.
JNNP — Abstracts: Waldie and Poulton 72 (1): 86.