[Decreased pain threshold and tolerance in patients with chronic tension headache].


Nociceptive processing was studied in 40 patients with chronic tension-type headache and in 40 healthy controls. We found that pericranial tenderness recorded by manual palpation was considerably higher in patients than in controls (p < or = 0.0002). Pressure pain detection and tolerance thresholds recorded in the finger, by means of a pressure algometer… (More)