ChiroACCESS Clinical Review



Episodic Tension-type Headache: Therapy

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Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.

  

How this evidence was rated:

Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT)



Published on

January 22, 2010

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Information relating to the treatment of episodic tension-type headache (ETTH) is limited.  Most studies address chronic tension type-headache (CTTH) or do not differentiate between headache types.  For the purpose of this review and assigned ratings, studies on CTTH and non differentiated tension type headache (TTH) will be included when the author feels the information may be appropriate for ETTH.  Whenever CTTH or TTH references are used they will be duly noted.   

All interventions should be evaluated in light of a strong placebo effect in ETTH.  A recent trial comparing ketoprofen, acetaminophen and placebo found over 50% of patients rated the effect of the placebo as “good/excellent “ (1).

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