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Use of Trigger Points Therapy for cervical spondylarthrosis with aggravated symptoms of Varicella-Zoster virus infection - Case Report


Introduction. There are only few articles in the literature that discuss or present the complications that occur after primary infection with Varicella-Zoster Virus. Most studies present the complications after the virus reactivates in people with shingles. Their approaches shows only the immediate medical perspective and not the intervention on the remaining of sequelae. The varicella-zoster virus can affect both children and adults, and the most effective way to prevent it is to administer the vaccine.

Aim. The purpose of this paper is to present the case of a 28-year-old young male who had a first infection with the Varicella-Zoster virus and he developed a series of symptoms (migraines, vertigo, tinnitus, insomnia, anxiety) that have seriously affected his quality of life.

Method. The Visual Analogue Scale of pain (VAS),Neck Disability Index-Vernon and Mior Cervical Spine Questionnaire (NDI) were used in the case assessment. As established treatment, Trigger Points Therapy, myofascial stretching (15 sessions) and physical therapy (10 sessions) were performed.

Results. Following the initial, intermediate and final evaluation, there was a marked decrease in the value of the VAS scale as well as the value of the DNI questionnaire, which represents the decrease of pain and increase of quality of life.

In conclusion, Trigger Points Therapy and myofascial stretching along with exercise can significantly reduce migraine pain and can help eliminate other symptoms such as tinnitus, vertigo, adynamism, even though, they occurred secondary to a viral infection.

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Social Sciences, Education, other