A case study utilizing Vojta/Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization therapy to control symptoms of a chronic migraine sufferer.
Migraine is a complex disorder of the brain characterized by severe headache, photophobia, phonophobia, and nausea. This case report demonstrated the reduction of a 49-year-old female’s chronic migraine symptoms after 12 weeks of Vojta/Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) therapy.Vojta/DNS treatment occurred either in the office or at home over a 12-week period. Symptoms were tracked via a patient diary, a VAS pain scale, and a Headache Disability Index (HDI).The patient’s migraine symptoms were typically of 3 days duration, a frequency of 8-10 times per month, and an intensity of 10/10 on a VAS pain scale. After a 12-week trial of Vojta/DNS care, subjective improvements were noted, with a reduction in frequency to 1-2 times per month, duration of 12 h at most, and decreased intensity to a 2/10 on a VAS pain scale. HDI scores dropped from 48% to 34%.This therapy reduced the patient migraine sysmptoms in frequency, duration and intensity. This therapy is not well-known in North America despite its use for over 40 years in Europe.This case demonstrated that Vojta/DNS treatment over a 12-week period helped manage the patient’s migraines and could be a possible treatment option for future research.