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A Study on Craniocervical Posture and Headache of Mouth Breath Patients

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2006, 16(4), pp.15-24
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

홍정애 1 SHIN HYUN DAE 1 Sungsoo Kim 1

1경희대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study was carried out to investigate craniocervical posture change and headache of mouth breath patient with nasopharyngeal obstruction. Methods : 33 patients who had headache and mouth breath with nasopharyngeal obstruction and 25 patient who had non-headache and mouth breath with nasopharyngeal obstruction participated in this study. All patients were evaluated by X-ray findings about cervical lordotic angle, Atlantooccipital angle and Cervical Inclinination. X-ray findings in each two headache group and non-headache group were analyzed statistically. Results : Headache group was smaller than non-headache group in cervical lordotic angle, Atlantooccipital angle. Headache group was larger than non-headache group in Cervical Inclinination. Conclusions : On this results, craniocervical posture change of mouth breath patient with nasopharyngeal obstruction influences headache. Key words : Mouth breath, Craniocervical posture change, Headache

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