Reference : Cephalic and extracephalic pressure pain thresholds in chronic tension-type headache.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Neurology
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24603
Cephalic and extracephalic pressure pain thresholds in chronic tension-type headache.
English
Schoenen, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Neuro-anatomie >]
Bottin, D. [> >]
Hardy, F. [> > > >]
Gerard, P. [> >]
1991
Pain
Elsevier Science
47
2
145-9
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0304-3959
1872-6623
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] Adult ; Chronic Disease ; Female ; Headache/physiopathology ; Humans ; Middle Aged ; Migraine Disorders/physiopathology ; Pain/physiopathology ; Sensory Thresholds/physiology
[en] Pressure pain thresholds were assessed with an algometer (Somedic Inc.), over the forehead, temple and suboccipital region as well as over the Achilles tendon. A group of 32 patients suffering from chronic tension-type headache was compared to 20 healthy controls and to 10 migraineurs without aura. Although individual values were widely scattered, pressure pain thresholds were on average significantly lower in chronic tension-type headache, not only at pericranial sites but also over the Achilles tendon. Only 50% of these patients had one or more pericranial thresholds 1.5 S.D. below the mean of controls. After muscular biofeedback therapy, all pain thresholds were on average increased. Along with results obtained previously, the present data support the hypothesis that diffuse disruption of central pain-modulating systems, possibly due to a modified limbic input to the brain-stem, is pivotal in the pathophysiology of chronic tension-type headache.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24603
10.1016/0304-3959(91)90198-7

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