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Chronic tension-type headache as a risk factor of myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius muscle fibers in neck pain patients

  title={Chronic tension-type headache as a risk factor of myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius muscle fibers in neck pain patients},
  author={Aisha Amin and U. Maqsood and Farah Niaz Awan and Hafiz Sheraz Arshad and A. Arshad},
  journal={Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences},
Background: Chronic tension type headache (CTTH) is one of the very common neurological conditions which have striking impact on daily functional activities. In tension type headaches the myofascial TrP's are frequently examined .It is observed that myofascial pain syndrome is frequent determinant of chronic nonspecific neck pain. OBJECTIVE: To determine tension type headache as a risk factor of myofascial trigger points in upper trapezius muscle fibers in neck pain patients. MATERIAL AND… Expand


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