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Neck-specific strengthening exercise compared with sham ultrasound when added to home-stretching exercise in patients with migraine: study protocol of a two-armed, parallel-groups randomized controlled trial

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Author(s):
Benatto, Mariana Tedeschi [1] ; Florencio, Lidiane Lima [2] ; Bragatto, Marcela [1] ; Dach, Fabiola [3] ; Fernandez-de-Las-Penas, Cesar [2] ; Bevilaqua-Grossi, Debora [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Hlth Sci, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, 3900 Bandeirantes Ave, BR-14049900 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Rey Juan Carlos, Dept Phys Therapy Occupat Therapy Rehabil & Phys, Alcorcon - Spain
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Med Sch, Dept Neurosci & Behav Sci, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: CHIROPRACTIC & MANUAL THERAPIES; v. 28, n. 1 MAY 19 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Background Migraine is a highly disabling condition and pharmacological treatment is the gold standard. However, several patients have also positive responses to the application of different manual techniques and therapeutic exercises in terms of reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks. Nevertheless, the effects of a neck-specific exercise program have not yet been evaluated in these patients. Objective To determine the effectiveness of a neck-specific exercise program in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks as compared to a sham ultrasound group. Methods A two-armed, parallel-groups randomized controlled trial with 3 months of follow-up will be conducted. 42 individuals, both genders, aged between 18 and 55 years old with a medical diagnosis of migraine will be included. The intervention group will perform a protocol consisting of exercises for strengthening the muscles of the cervical spine. Participants within the sham ultrasound group will receive detuned ultrasound therapy in the upper trapezius muscle. Both groups will receive a weekly session for 8 weeks. The efficacy of each intervention will be measured by the frequency and intensity of migraine at a 3-months follow-up. Conclusion This study will aim to determine the efficacy of a neck-specific exercise program in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. If the results show that a neck-specific exercise program is effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks, therapists will have a low cost and easily applicable tool to treat migraine. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/17191-7 - Effect of exercise protocol for strengthen cervical muscles in migraineurs compared with placebo group - Randomized Controlled Trial
Grantee:Mariana Tedeschi Benatto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate