Effects of Muscle Relaxation Approach and Joint Movement Approach on Neck Movement and Comfort of Daily Living in Patients with Tension-type Headache of Forward Head Posture

근육 이완 접근과 관절 가동 접근이 긴장성 두통을 가진 두부 전방 전위 자세 환자의 목의 움직임 및 일상생활 편안함에 미치는 영향

Kim, In-Gyun;Lee, Sang-Yeol

  • Received : 2018.11.15
  • Accepted : 2018.12.29
  • Published : 2019.01.31


Objectives The purpose of this study was to improve the comfort of daily life such as reduction of headache and increase of movement of neck by using muscle relaxation approach and joint movement approach for office worker with tension type headache of foward head posture sitting over 5 hours. Methods For this, 9 male and 15 female participated in the foward head posture with tension type headache. Each group consisted of 3 male and 5 female. Groups are divided into groups, such as muscle relaxation therapy, joint movement therapy, muscle relaxation and joint movement therapy. After intervention for each group for a month, we measured neck movement and head disability index and neck disability index 2 week. SPSS 23.0 (IBM Corp., Armonk, NY, USA) was used for data analysis. The one-way repeated analysis of variance (ANOVA), one-way ANOVA, compared t-test was used for statistical analysis. Results Three intervention groups have brought improvements in neck movement and daily life comfort. There is significant difference in the improvement of neck extension and change in neck disability index between 2 and 4 weeks in the joint movement approach compared to muscle relaxation approach, muscle relaxation and joint movement approach. Conclusions Office workers are exposed to tension type headache. However, muscle relaxation approach and joint movement approach can improve neck movement and daily life comfort.


Tension-type headache;Foward head posture;Myofascial release;Joint movement