International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

ISSN: 2456-5067

Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)

Effectiveness of integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique on headache in college students

Author(s): Sana Saifi, Hammad Ahmed Siddiqui, Muhammad Azharuddin
Abstract: Aim: The study is to find out the immediate effect of integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique on tension type headache in young collegiate students.
Subjects: A total of 20 participants were included in this study between the ages of 18 and 25. Subjects who are having headache along with nausea, vomiting were excluded.
Methodology: Subjects were given neuromuscular inhibition technique on the trigger points present over the upper trapezius and sub occipital muscles. The intervention was given for 3 sessions in a week. Numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) and headache disability index (HDI) rating scale was used to compare the score before and after each intervention.
Result: This study shows that there is significant reduction in the sensitivity of the trigger points developed in the subocciput and upper trapezius muscles which leads to Tension Type Headache. The pain intensity score on NPRS for each trigger point effectively reduced and their headache frequency also reduced significantly.
Conclusion: The integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique can be a treatment of choice for the patients suffering from tension type headache.
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