Navigation Links
Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches
Date:8/12/2009

Operations had added benefit for majority of patients, survey found

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery can significantly improve headaches associated with neck problems, according to the results of a patient survey.

The study included 1,004 patients, aged 25 to 78, who had two types of cervical neck operations -- arthroplasty (disk replacement) or arthodesis (spine fusion).

Before the surgery, 86.4 percent of the patients reported headaches -- 34.1 percent had mild headaches and 52.1 percent had severe headaches. Among the 803 patients who responded two years after surgery, 34.9 percent reported no headaches, 46.7 percent reported mild headaches, and 18.4 percent reported severe headaches, according to the survey results published in the August issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

"This is not a 'cure' for all headaches," lead author Joseph Riina, of Orthopaedics Indianapolis, said in a news release. "But if you have headaches associated with neck pain and dysfunction, surgery for the neck problem can significantly improve the related headaches. And, any time overall quality of life can be improved with surgical treatment, that is something to note."

No significant differences in headache severity were reported between the arthroplasty and arthodesis groups, the study authors noted. None of the patients included in the study had surgery to treat their headaches, and headaches were not their only complaint. The study didn't include people with migraines.

"This is the largest study that we know of in which incidence and improvement of headaches has been studied related to anterior spine surgery," Riina said. "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."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. One Surgery Often Enough for Peritonitis
2. Single-incision belly-button surgery to remove kidney performed first at UT Southwestern
3. Surgery for severe obesity saves lives
4. Some Epilepsy Patients Are Good Candidates for Surgery
5. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
6. Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery
7. PainCare Receives $14.4 Million in Cash From Completed Sale of South Florida Ambulatory Surgery Centers
8. Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery Research Wins N.I.H. Award
9. Cosmetic Surgery & Exotic Brazil
10. Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer
11. Accuray Receives FDA Clearance for New Dose Calculation Technique for Body Radiosurgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches
(Date:4/18/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining how to ... fire damage. , Clients can now find auto insurance ... set intentionally on fire. This type of damages can be ... , It is possible to compare the best online ... , in just a few minutes. Clients should always review ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... Insuranceautoquote.info has released a new blog ... quotes . , Clients can review important auto ... online environment provides important advantages for clients who need ... who do not have coverage for their vehicles can ... day or hour. Many agencies offer important discounts and ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Thousand of ... on behalf of individuals who were allegedly harmed by ... to move forward in the U.S. District Court, Northern ... 10th, the Court has amended an earlier Case Management ... Among other things, the new amendment permits the claims ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... NE (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 ... in healthcare staffing, including physical therapy jobs, has ... at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual ... the Kroc Center in Greenville, SC. , ... opportunities, and exhibits with products and services. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 18, 2015 Heritage Woods of McLeansboro, ... Supportive Living Week Celebration on April 20 with a ... healthy mind, body and soul. , The community, which ... serves older adults of all incomes, including those on ... , Supportive Living Week is observed every April and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Online Auto Insurance Quotes For Plans That Cover Fire Damages! 2Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits: Federal Litigation Amends Case Management Order to Allow for Joinder of Unrelated Claims 3Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 2Health News:Heritage Woods of McLeansboro Affordable Assisted Living to Celebrate Supportive Living Week 3
... drug maker, Pfizer has announced that it intends to fast ... approvals from the US Food and Drug Administration // ... developed in collaboration with Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. ... no needles or pens or syringes are needed. "Until today, ...
... which are also said to be connected to cancer. As ... them were seen to contain halogen organic compounds which may ... Oeko-Test. ,Perfumes found in six of the ... natural protection mechanisms of the skin, was detected in some ...
... patient has successfully reached the Vinson Massif summit, one ... January 12th and was successfully completed on January 19th ... ,He was a strong, healthy athlete who was ... the course of the disease he lost 80 pounds ...
... Pharmaceuticals have come out with a new experimental Microbicide PRO ... and the herpes simplex virus. The findings of the study ... ,Microbicides are products such as gels, films and sponges ... and other sexually transmitted diseases. , Betsy Herold ...
... of stress on the pregnant women. ... stress and people are in search for a remedy for it. // ... number of pregnant women approaching the health care centers for a treatment ... a need to include new information about the management of stress during ...
... are being raised with regard to the real danger posed by ... Turkey while others infected in the country have // survived. Most ... has been grossly overrated. The death toll rate of the H5N1 ... Dr. Guenael Rodier has however called upon scientists not draw conclusions ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Crohn's Patient Robert Hill’s greatest achievemen 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... HILL, N.C. , April 17, 2015  Regulatory ... the newly released bipartisan discussion draft called "21 st ... document is planned to be taken up by Congress ... how pharmaceutical and medical device products are developed and ... For that reason, many companies have begun to consider ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Inivata, a Cambridge, ... their presence at the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research ... Nitzan Rosenfeld and a poster presentation. Michael ... - 22 nd . The presentation, entitled ... , forms part of a session on Recent ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 ASSESS shows ...   is a viable alternative to tumour biopsy   ... all patients with advanced NSCLC   AstraZeneca today ... plasma circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing for epidermal growth factor ... non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in clinical practice. [ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:21st Century Cures: A Regulatory Game-Changer for the Pharmaceutical Industry 2Inivata Co-founder Nitzan Rosenfeld to Present at AACR Annual Meeting 2"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 2"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 3"Real World" Data Support Use of Blood Test for EGFR Mutation in Advanced NSCLC 4
... Modes of Operation: , Double Burst : 2 60-ms ... Twitch: 1 s (1 pulse/s) , Tetanus: 50 ... , Train-Of-Four: Single (4 pulses/2 s) , Output Current: ... Wave Monophasic pulses (200-us duration) , Indicators: Battery LED ...
Anesthesia Associates Nerve Stimulator Model AA 1050...
... The Stimuplex HNS11 is the newest peripheral nerve ... latest generation of Stimuplex stimulators providing advanced digital ... pulse duration of the HNS11 allows the localization ... peripheral nerve blocks. , ,An additional optional ...
... original MS-III design the new ... keypad and battery ... MS-IV peripheral nerve stimulator can ... in operating room, post anesthesia ...
Medicine Products: