Cervical-cranial dry needling for Cervicogenic Headache

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Cervicogenic HeadacheCervical-cranial dry needling - Other
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether dry needling or manual therapy to the cervical spine is more effective for treating chronic headaches.

Eligible Conditions
  • Cervicogenic Headache

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 8 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 12 months

1 month
Patient Satisfaction
SANE Percent Recovery
3 and 12 months
Health care utilization
Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Signs and Symptoms (LANSS)
Month 12
Change in disability using Neck Disability Index
Baseline and Immediately post intervention
Change in current NPRS neck or headache intensity
Month 12
Change in Medication intake
Change in disability using Headache Disability Index (HDI)
Month 12
Change in NPRS headache intensity

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Orthopedic Manual Therapy
1 of 2
Cervical-cranial dry needling
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

100 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Cervical-cranial dry needling · No Placebo Group · N/A

Cervical-cranial dry needlingExperimental Group · 4 Interventions: Exercise, Cervical-cranial dry needling, Patient Education, Thoracic Manipulation · Intervention Types: Other, Other, Other, Other
Orthopedic Manual TherapyActiveComparator Group · 4 Interventions: Orthopedic manual therapy, Exercise, Patient Education, Thoracic Manipulation · Intervention Types: Other, Other, Other, Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, 12 months

Who is running the clinical trial?

Youngstown State UniversityLead Sponsor
20 Previous Clinical Trials
1,049 Total Patients Enrolled
Franklin Pierce UniversityOTHER
15 Previous Clinical Trials
986 Total Patients Enrolled
David Griswold, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorAssociate Professor at Youngstown State University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

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