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Neck Surgery for Cervical Spine Disorders Found to Alleviate Associated Headaches
Date:8/3/2009

(51.6 percent of whom were male) ranged in age from 25 to 78. The results were as follows:

  • Pre-surgery:
    • Of the 1004 patients surveyed, 86.4 percent reported headaches,
    • 34.1 percent reported mild headaches (a 1 or 2 rating on the scale), and
    • 52.1 percent reported severe headaches (a 3, 4 or 5 on the scale).
  • Two years after surgery:
    • Of the 803 patients responding, 65.1 percent reported headaches,
    • 34.9 percent reported no headaches,
    • 46.7 percent reported mild headaches, and
    • 18.4 percent reported severe headaches.

"This is the largest study that we know of, in which incidence and improvement of headaches has been studied related to anterior spine surgery. I think we answered a big question: Can patients have less neck pain and fewer headaches after this kind of surgery? And, the answer is yes," said Riina. "We evaluated more than 1000 patients, using the Neck Disability Index questionnaire before surgery and at five increments after surgery, the latest was 24 months post surgery and the evidence suggests that there can be significant improvements in headache pain."

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The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation for this work. One of more of the authors or a member of his or her immediate family received, in any one year, payments of other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Medtronic). Also, commercial entities (Medtronic and Orthopaedic Research Foundation) paid or directed in any one year, or agreed to pay or direct, benefits in excess of $10,000 to a research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice or other charitable or nonprofit
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SOURCE The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
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