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
Cephalic and extracephalic pressure pain thresholds in chronic tension-type headache.
Schoenen, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Neuro-anatomie >]
Bottin, D. [> >]
Hardy, F. [> > > >]
Gerard, P. [> >]
Elsevier Science
Yes (verified by ORBi)
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.

There is no file associated with this reference.

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBi are protected by a user license.