Claudia Panfil

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Noxious input from neck muscles probably plays a key role in tension-type headache pathophysiology. ATP selectively excites group III and IV muscle afferents in vitro. Accordingly, ATP infusion into trapezius muscle induces strong pain and local tenderness in healthy man. The present study addresses the impact of ATP on neck muscle nociception in(More)
Although myofascial tenderness is thought to play a key role in the pathophysiology of tension-type headache, very few studies have addressed neck muscle nociception. The neuronal activation pattern following local nerve growth factor (NGF) administration into semispinal neck muscles in anaesthetized mice was investigated using Fos protein(More)
Tension-type headache is the most common type of primary headaches but no conclusive concept of pathophysiology exists. This may be due to a lack of an appropriate animal model. This study addressed the hypothesis that noxious neck muscle input induces central sensitization of orofacial sensorimotor processing. The effect of hypertonic saline injection into(More)
Nociceptive input from neck muscles probably plays a role in the pathophysiology of tension-type headache. In order to elaborate an animal model, the impact of noxious input from neck muscles on orofacial sensorimotor processing was investigated by electrophysiological means in anesthetized mice. Group IV muscle afferents of the semispinal neck muscle were(More)
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