Increased pain sensitivity is not a risk factor but a consequence of frequent headache: A population-based follow-up study

@article{Buchgreitz2008IncreasedPS,
  title={Increased pain sensitivity is not a risk factor but a consequence of frequent headache: A population-based follow-up study},
  author={Line Buchgreitz and Ann Christine Lyngberg and Lars Bendtsen and Rigmor Jensen},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2008},
  volume={137},
  pages={623-630}
}
Altered pain sensitivity is believed to play an important role for chronification of headache. It has however mainly been evaluated in highly selected patients from headache clinics and never in longitudinal studies. The present study is a 12-year follow-up of a population-based study of primary headache disorders and pain perception, combining a diagnostic headache interview with examination of muscle tenderness and measurement of pressure pain thresholds in 1000 subjects drawn randomly from… CONTINUE READING

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