Cryotherapy for headache

Headache. 1989 Oct;29(9):598-600. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1989.hed2909598.x.


45 patients with migraine or migraine plus chronic daily headache evaluated the effectiveness of a coldwrap for headache relief. 35.5% judged it not effective, 29% judged it mildly effective, 26.5% found it moderately effective, and 9% judged it completely effective. Previous studies on ice treatment for headache are reviewed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cryotherapy*
  • Headache / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged