Evaluation of forward head posture tendency in adolescents with primary headache

Authors

  • Tammy Lopes de Souza Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Clarice Nicéas Barreto da Costa Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Gisela Rocha de Siqueira Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Hugo André de Lima Martins Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Rosana Christine Cavalcanti Ximenes Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Manuella Moraes Monteiro Barbosa Barros Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Marcelo Moraes Valença Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Daniella Araújo de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2012.6

Keywords:

Headache, Migraine, Tension-type headache, Adolescents, Forward head posture

Abstract

Objective: Evaluate the relationship between forward head posture and primary headache in adolescents. Methods: The study was conducted with 69 students between 10 and 19 years old (12.5 ± 1.7 years). Participants were divided into three groups: tension-type headache (TTH), migraine without headache. We used a questionnaire on the clinical and individual characteristics of headache based on ICHD II-2004. Forward head posture was evaluated by two different angles: C7-tragus angle and manubrium-sternal angle. Results: There was no statistical difference between groups regarding gender p=0.68 and age (χ2); p=0.574, Mann-Whitney test. Adolescents with TTH had the head forward posture in relation to controls without headache in both angles studied [Craniovertebral angle: TTH (50.7° ± 1.3°) vs. control (50.9° ± 1.1°), p=0.915, Mann-Whitney] and manubrium-sternal angle: [TTH (97.6° ± 1.7°) vs. control (96.6° ± 1.9°), p=0.533, Mann-Whitney test]. The manubrium-sternal angle was greater in migraine [without headache (96.6° ± 1.9°) vs. migraine (100.3° ± 5.8°); p=0.724, Mann-Whitney test]. Conclusion: In this study no correlation between forward head posture with primary headaches in adolescents was observed.

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Author Biographies

Tammy Lopes de Souza, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamentos de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Clarice Nicéas Barreto da Costa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamentos de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Gisela Rocha de Siqueira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamentos de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Hugo André de Lima Martins, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Rosana Christine Cavalcanti Ximenes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Manuella Moraes Monteiro Barbosa Barros, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Marcelo Moraes Valença, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Neuropsiquiatria, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

Daniella Araújo de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Departamento de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Recife, PE, Brasil

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Published

31/03/2012

How to Cite

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Souza TL de, Costa CNB da, Siqueira GR de, Martins HA de L, Ximenes RCC, Barros MMMB, Valença MM, Oliveira DA de. Evaluation of forward head posture tendency in adolescents with primary headache. HM [Internet]. 2012 Mar. 31 [cited 2021 Dec. 1];3(1):36-40. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/312

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