Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Laser therapy in cervicogenic headaches


Tftea/m of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of laser irradiation of cervical spine in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches. Material and methods. Survey and treatment of 28 patients of 40-60 years with diagnosed cervicogenic cranialgia (15 men and 13 women). Age of the disease ranged from 3 months to 3 years. All patients had cervical spine x-ray examination. To determine the pain activity the Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used, Credo's vegetation index was calculated, Index of functional changes (IFC), test САН [san] (WAM —wellbeing, activity, mood). All patients on standard drug therapy receive course treatment using laser irradiation of cervical paravertebral zones from the HILT (made in Italy), a wavelength of 1064 nm. Results. After a course of therapy there was decrease of pain syndrome in 100% of cases, but it was totally blocked at 82% of the patients. As a result of treatment by the end of the course found unreliable the average ad in 46.5% of people. Conclusion. Studies have shown that laser irradiation therapy of the cervical spine in craniocervicalgia requires a more careful approach to this kind of physical impact, qualitative survey of patients, including the determination of the conditions of vegetative nervous system and the adaptive capacity of the patient's organism. Also during the procedures needed to be monitored in the dynamics of blood pressure in a patient to determine the duration of the course of laser therapy.

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