Pressure pain threshold in the craniocervical muscles of women with episodic and chronic migraine: a controlled study.

@article{Grossi2011PressurePT,
  title={Pressure pain threshold in the craniocervical muscles of women with episodic and chronic migraine: a controlled study.},
  author={D. B. Grossi and T. C. Chaves and M. C. Gonçalves and Viviane Coimbra Moreira and A. Canonica and L. Florencio and C. Bordini and J. Speciali and M. Bigal},
  journal={Arquivos de neuro-psiquiatria},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={
          607-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the pressure pain threshold (PPT) of the craniocervical muscles in women with episodic migraine (EM) n=15 and chronic migraine (CM) n=14, and in healthy volunteers (C) n=15. METHOD A blinded examiner obtained the PPT bilaterally, by pressure algometry, for the following muscles: frontalis, temporalis, masseter, trapezius and sternocleidomastoid. ANOVA (p<0.05) was used for statistical purposes. RESULTS Contrasted to controls, individuals with EM had significantly… Expand
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Reduced pressure pain thresholds (PPT) and presence of muscular trigger points are often observed in patients with migraine. Physical therapy is frequently helpful in theseExpand
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