Headache, Orofacial Pain and Bruxism. Diagnosis and multidisciplinary approaches to management(Content Advisors: Stephen Friedmann BDSc (Dental); Cathy Sloan MBBS Dip RANZCOG (Medical)

  • ID: 3980822
  • Book
  • 400 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Headache, Orofacial Pain and Bruxism: Diagnosis and multidisciplinary approaches to management has been written by clinicians for clinicians. It contains the collective knowledge of hundreds of years of clinical experience. The authors are drawn from a range of disciplines which regularly encounter patients with headache, orofacial pain or bruxism. They have described evidence-informed clinical practice derived from anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical concepts.

Patients who present with headache, orofacial pain or bruxism provide a clinical challenge to make sense of symptoms, sources, and contributing factors. There are many structures associated with problems in this region and patients may call on any of a number of health practitioners for diagnosis and treatment. It is often beyond the expertise of a single practitioner to address all facets of the problem without the assistance of colleagues.

- This book provides clinicians with the theoretical and clinical information required to appreciate the role of each discipline involved in the management of patients with headache, orofacial pain and bruxism.

- Clinicians are encouraged to use a multidisciplinary approach and to collaborate in the comprehensive management of these patients.

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Section One Diagnosis

1. Headache in general practice

2. Catastrophic and sinister headache

3. Migraine

4. Headache in childhood and adolescence

5. Headache and the upper cervical zygapophyseal joints

6. Sleep, structure, bruxism and headache

7. Temporomandibular disorders and related headache

8. Clinical features of cervicogenic and temporomandibular-related headache

9. Central nervous system processing in cervicogenic headache

10. ENT causes of orofacial pain

11. Ocular causes of headache

12. Vestibular dysfunction

13. Measurement of headache

Section two Approaches

14. Physiotherapy management of cervicogenic headache: Part 1

15. Physiotherapy management of cervicogenic headache: Part 2

16. Chiropractic approach

17. Osteopathic approach

18. Integrative medicine approach

19. Management of temporomandibular and cervical components of headache

20. Management of parafunctional activities and bruxism

21. Psychological management

22. Psychiatric management

Section Three Treatment

23. Myofascial trigger point treatment

24. Dry needling, acupuncture and laser

25. The Feldenkrais Method

26. Botox injections

27. Neurosurgery


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Selvaratnam, Peter Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Director, Headache Centre of Victoria; Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Dept of Anatomy, Facullty of Medicine, Monash University, Austraila.

Niere, Kenneth Robert Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Senior Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University; Principal, Auburn Spinal Therapy Centre.

Zuluaga, Maria Inez Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist; Clinician, Headache Centre of Victoria, Australia.

Oddy, Pamela Director, The WordCare Company.
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