Pressure pain thresholds, clinical assessment, and differential diagnosis: reliability and validity in patients with myogenic pain.

@article{Ohrbach1989PressurePT,
  title={Pressure pain thresholds, clinical assessment, and differential diagnosis: reliability and validity in patients with myogenic pain.},
  author={Richard Ohrbach and Elliot N. Gale},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1989},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={157-69}
}
Four studies are presented testing the validity and reliability of pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) and of examination parameters believed to be important in the clinical assessment of sites commonly used for such measures in patient samples. Forty-five patients with a myogenous temporomandibular disorder were examined clinically prior to PPT measures. Criteria for history and examination included functional aspects of the pain, tissue quality of the pain site, and the type of pain elicited from… CONTINUE READING