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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Chronic headache in a case of lipedematous scalp: Physiotherapy in symptom management


1 Department of Neurological Sciences, Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, CHARUSAT, Anand, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, CHARUSAT, Anand, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lourembam Surbala Devi
Department of Neurological Sciences, Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, CHARUSAT, Changa, Anand, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/PJIAP.PJIAP_18_19

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Lipedematous scalp is a rare disorder of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Since Cornbleet first described it in 1935, there have been better insights into the presentation, prognosis, and the treatment of the disease. The objective of this case report is to outline the physiotherapy findings and symptom management strategies as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy in a 52-year-old Indian female who presented with the complaints of chronic continuous headache and spongy scalp. She had no disorder other than hypertension. Chronic cervicogenic headache was diagnosed in our case with lipedematous scalp during physiotherapy examination for headache, which was the patient's primary complaint. Physiotherapy interventions in adjunct to pharmacotherapy had promising effects in reducing the severity of headache (NPRS score 8/10 to 1/10), neck stiffness and trapezius myalgia.


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