Cervicogenic Headache and Depression: A Questionnaire Based Survey
|Keerthi Rao1*, Deepak Anap2 and Subhash Khatri3|
|1Lecturer, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahmednagar, India|
|2Associate Professor, Padamashree Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundationâs Medical College & Hospital, College of Physiotherapy, Ahmednagar, India|
|3Professor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahmednagar, India|
|Corresponding Author :||Dr. Keerthi Rao
Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences
College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Ahmednagar, India
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received March 02, 2013; Accepted April 16, 2013; Published April 18, 2013|
|Citation: Keerthi Rao, Anap D, Khatri S (2013) Cervicogenic Headache and Depression: A Questionnaire Based Survey. J Pain Relief S2:002. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000S2-002|
|Copyright: © 2013 Keerthi Rao, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Background: Headache is a common disorder seen in 66% of the global population, and thereby has evolved as a major health issue, disturbing both quality of life and work productivity. Both entities of headache and depression are known to hamper function.
Method: In this case-control study, Physicians from the Department of Orthopaedics and Medicine identified the patients with a chief complaint of Cervicogenic Headache (CGH) and the nursing staff identified the patients who would be in the control group presenting complaints other than headache. The investigators obtained informed written consent from patients who were willing to participate and requested them to complete the PHQ-9 and formulated the results.
Conclusion: Patients with Cervicogenic Headache had a high prevalence of Depression as reported by the PHQ- 9 when compared to their counterparts who suffered from disorders other than headache.