Prevalence of Cervicogenic Headache and Its Association with Upper Crossed Syndrome in Dentists

Prevalence of Cervicogenic Headache


  • Hira Ghous University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Saba Ghous University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Rabail Asim University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • . Quratulain University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Pakistan
  • . Rabbyya University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Umer Farooq Mujahid University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Arslan Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Amna Khalid Faculty of Medical Sciences, Government College University Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan



Cervicogenic, Headache, Upper Crossed Syndrome, Dentists


Cervicogenic headaches refer to a type of headache that originates from the cervical spine can be exacerbated by certain neck movements. Recognizing the link between cervicogenic headaches and Upper Cross Syndrome allows for targeted diagnostic assessments. Objective: To examine the relationship between cervicogenic headaches and USC in dental professionals and deeper understanding of the impact of occupational factors on the occurrence and severity of these headaches. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 180 participants selected through purposive sampling technique. Inclusion Criteria was both genders between 20 and 50 years age dentist · Having sitting duration of 3 hour or more than 3 hours. Exclusion Criteria was any malignancy related to soft tissues and joints. Study ran from 1 March 2022 to 30 September 2022. Results: The cervical flexion rotation test was positive in 40.7% i.e. 44 participants and is negative in 59.3% i.e. 64 participants. The pectoralis major contracture test was positive in 45.4% i.e. 45 participants and is negative in 54.6% i.e. 59 participants and there is a relation between cervicogenic headache and upper crossed syndrome and in dentists. Conclusions: The findings of this research highlight a substantial prevalence of cervicogenic headache among dentists 45.4% and emphasize a significant association between cervicogenic headache and the presence of upper crossed syndrome. These results provide valuable insights for dental professionals, clinicians, and policymakers to implement appropriate interventions and ergonomic strategies to mitigate the burden of cervicogenic headache in dental practice.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i04.177
Published: 2023-12-31

How to Cite

Ghous, H., Ghous, S., Asim, R., Quratulain, ., Rabbyya, ., Mujahid, M. U. F., Arslan, M., & Khalid, A. (2023). Prevalence of Cervicogenic Headache and Its Association with Upper Crossed Syndrome in Dentists: Prevalence of Cervicogenic Headache. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(04), 35–39.


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