Gabriela Natália Ferracini

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between the presence of active trigger points (TrPs), craniocervical posture, and clinical features (frequency, intensity, and duration) in patients with migraine. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. METHODS Fifty patients with migraine (90% women; age, 34.1 years) participated. Clinical data regarding migraine(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of active trigger points (TrPs) in women with migraine reproducing their headache attacks. No study has investigated whether these TrPs can alter cervical muscle function in migraine. Our objective was to analyze differences in the activation of superficial neck flexor and extensor muscles in women(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that the pressure pain threshold (PPT) is reduced in children with migraine and that it varies according to age, sex, and region of the body. However, in view of the lack of consensus in the literature, the objective of the present study was to evaluate the PPT in children with migraine of both genders aged 6-12 years. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether migraine interferes with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and the degree of disability caused by this condition in the daily life of children of both genders aged 6-12 years. BACKGROUND Migraine is a chronic disease with recurrent symptoms that lead to a reduction of daily activity during the crises and during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the differences in head and cervical spine alignment between subjects with migraine and healthy people. DESIGN A cross-sectional, observational study. PARTICIPANTS Fifty subjects with migraine and 50 matched healthy controls. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURES The presence of neck pain and neck pain-related disability was assessed. Four(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case-control study. BACKGROUND Previous studies have assessed forward head posture in patients with migraine using photographs. To date, no study has compared postural differences using both radiographs and photographs. OBJECTIVE To determine the differences in head extension posture between women with migraine and healthy women assessed(More)
Objective Previous studies suggest that trigger points (TrPs) contribute to migraine pain, but no data is available on the effects of TrPs on pressure pain sensitivity. Our objective was to investigate the association between the number of TrPs and widespread pressure hypersensitivity in women with episodic migraines. Methods Ninety-five women with(More)
BACKGROUND The role of musculoskeletal disorders of the cervical spine in migraine is under debate. AIM To investigate differences in musculoskeletal impairments of the neck including active global and upper cervical spine mobility, the presence of symptomatic upper cervical spine joints, cervicocephalic kinesthesia and head/neck posture between women(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in the presence of head and neck-shoulder trigger points (TrPs) between women with episodic or chronic migraine and their association with migraine-related disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred forty-three women, aged 18 to 60 years, with migraine were recruited to participate in(More)
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