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Yedikardachian, D; Quasthoff, S; Lechner, AT; Giuliani, A; Fazekas, F.
[Migraine prophylaxis with trigger point therapy and lymphatic drainage : A pilot study].
Wien Med Wochenschr. 2017; 167(15-16):359-367 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Authors Med Uni Graz:
Fazekas Franz
Giuliani Albrecht
Quasthoff Stefan

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Migraine is a complex, multifactorial, neurovascular disorder of the brain. Patients frequently have pericranial trigger points, but trigger point (TP) therapy for migraine has not yet been adequately studied. In contrast, lymphatic drainage (LD) has been studied in patients with migraine. The multifactorial origin of migraine suggests using a combination of approaches such as TP therapy and lymphatic drainage. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of TP therapy alone and in combination with LD in preventing migraine during treatment period and over an 8‑week period after completion of treatment. A wait list control group served as a control group. Patients completed a headache calendar. The results of this pilot study suggest a beneficial effect for TP alone and TP combined with LD for migraine prophylaxis for 8 weeks after completion of treatment.
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