Sandra L. Gustafson, MHS, BSN, RN
A headache is a complex neurological issue characterized by roundabout, neurogenic, cerebrovascular irritation and hyper sharpening of brain tissues and the central sensory system, bringing on severe pain and debility. This case report went for depicting one headache’s reaction to Bowen work (a delicate tissue bodywork system) with the discontinuance of a headache, neck pain, and pain relieving utilization, and enhanced prosperity and action capacity.
The writer has presented the study with a clear point by point foundation of the migraines and headaches, their characteristics and causes. She has additionally given insights on the inclination of a headache in the USA. This has served well in providing a firm establishment to her exploration, and it draws out the requirement for such a study to be done.
The writer has shown how migraines are a typical prevalence among the American Caucasians, the kids and adolescents. She has introduced the attributes of migraines and headaches and endeavored to distinguish the causes. She guides toward pharmaceutical prophylactic, and symptomatic medications, non-pharmaceutical, integral and option drug (CAM) approaches, acupuncture, massage and bodywork studies, and none has been distributed on Bowen work for headache medication.
A writing look yielded a little number of experimental trials utilizing different types of chiropractic, osteopathy, massage therapy, Shiatsu, needle therapy, pressure point massage and craniosacral therapy. However, none is utilizing Bowen work for headache alleviation. Research on massage and manual treatments for a headache tends to concentrate on managing carcinogenic elements, utilizing different control, massage, and preparation procedures.
Methodology and determination of variables
The research was a quantitative study that was done as a clinical trial on one patient. The client got 14 Bowen work sessions over a four-month period and utilized the self-reporting Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile adaptation 2 (MYMOP2) to assess clinically significant changes. Pattern MYMOP2 information was recorded preceding the first and consequent Bowen work sessions to track changes in a headache and neck pain events, different side effects, medication use, functional capacity and feeling of wellness.
Particular Bowen work methodology was connected in every session to address different side effects. The client did not get other headache treatment amid this study.
A 66-year-old Caucasian female with a background marked by a crippling headache since childhood, and severe neck pain and jaw wounds coming about because of two engine vehicle mischances (MVAs) supported as a grown-up. She had beforehand looked for restorative, pharmaceutical and CAM medications for a headache, neck pain, and right-sided thoracic outlet disorder (TOS) side effects, with no agreeable alleviation.
Data collection and analysis
Data on the severity of a migraine, neck pain, activity limitations, well-being, symptom details and the drugs administered over the 14 sessions conducted was collected. This collection was aided by the use of MYMOP2 form.
The data was classified to procedures carried out through the 14 sessions (the sessions took 4 months) and was presented in a bar graph.
The author has appropriately exhibited the results of her examination. She takes note that the client was continuously reporting a diminished headache and neck pain until getting a respiratory disease with prolonged coughing spells making symptoms repeat. The author keeps on saying that her MYMOP2 information demonstrated no headache, neck pain nor solution use, enhanced movement capacity, and feeling of prosperity. Indications in her right arm and thumb persevered to a lesser degree. This presentation of results envelops every one of the ranges that were reviewed by the author in her study.
Interpretations and generalizations
The most significant part of this study is the very standardized massage treatment convention. The authors perceive that the convention entangles the topic of which segment of the treatment was best. While this examination does not illuminate what is the best massage system for headaches, the general convention appeared to be viable at treating constant headache side effects. The authors propose that, treatment conventions accepted for their viability can be later analyzed to figure out which parts of massage have a clinically critical remedial commitment.
In spite of the fact that this pilot study is interesting in its examination of constant headaches with a very standardized convention, its convenience is enormously constrained by its significantly limited sample size. With its six variables utilized for testing and analysis, there is no force – confirmation of validity – in the discoveries. Despite the fact that this might sound demoralizing, the writer understands that little concentrates like this study give key learning to figure out whether a substantial scale study is justified. On account of this clinical trial, information demonstrates that the utilization of massage therapy as a non-pharmacological treatment for endless headaches is deserving of further investigation.
Despite the fact that the author presumes that Bowen works dynamically offered headache and neck pain alleviation for one constant headache, with various substantial side effects, and that palliating elements included multifaceted nature in observing advance and selecting fitting Bowen work methodology, she notes in advance the need for more research on Bowen work’s viability for headache treatment on bigger populaces is required. There is likewise a broad rundown of works referred to that delineate the power of the author’s work. The work has been referenced in an MLA style.
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