Effect of Mulligan Traction Along With Progressive Neck Muscles Strengthening In Patients With Cervicogenic Headache Among Collage Going Students: Pre And Post Experimental Study


  • Shinde Mukesh Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy
  • Shripad Nikitesh Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy
  • Chaudhari Shruti Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy
  • Mahajan Pradnya Assistant Professor,Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy
  • Nagulkar Jaywant Principal and Professor, Dr. Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgoan




Cervicogenic headache, Headache disability inventory, Mulligan traction, Progressive neck muscle strengthening


RELEVANCE OF STUDY: Cervicogenic headache is one of most common type of headache characterized by chronic hemi cranial pain that is referred to the head from either bony structures or soft tissues of the neck.

METHODOLOGY: A pre-post experimental study was conducted on 32 college going students. Subjects were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria by Convenient sampling Technique. Pre treatment evaluation of HDI score, headache duration, headache intensity, headache frequency, passive flexion rotation test was done before intervention. Mulligan traction & Progressive neck muscle strengthening using pressure biofeedback were given for alternate day 3 sessions/ week, for 3 Weeks & Post intervention evaluation was done. Statistical analysis was carried out using paired t test.

RESULTS: On intragroup comparison using paired t test, there was significant difference between pre-post comparison of headache intensity (<0.0001), duration (<0.0001), frequency (<0.0001) & headache disability inventory (<0.0001) in college going students.

CONCLUSION: The upper cervical mulligan traction along with deep neck cervical muscles strengthening for 3 weeks is effective in reducing the symptoms of cervicogenic headache.

Author Biographies

Shripad Nikitesh, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy

Intern, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgaon.

Chaudhari Shruti, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy

Assistant Professor, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgaon.

Mahajan Pradnya, Assistant Professor,Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy

, Dr.Ulhas Patil College of Physiotherapy, Jalgaon.


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How to Cite

Mukesh, S., Nikitesh, S., Shruti, C., Pradnya, M., & Jaywant, N. (2023). Effect of Mulligan Traction Along With Progressive Neck Muscles Strengthening In Patients With Cervicogenic Headache Among Collage Going Students: Pre And Post Experimental Study. VIMS JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 5(2), 6–9. https://doi.org/10.46858/VIMSJPT.5203



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