Referred muscle pain/hyperalgesia and central sensitisation.

  title={Referred muscle pain/hyperalgesia and central sensitisation.},
  author={Maria Adele Giamberardino},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation medicine},
  volume={41 Suppl},
Referred muscle pain, resulting from algogenic conditions in viscera or other deep somatic structures (another muscle, a joint), is most often accompanied by secondary hyperalgesia and trophic changes (hypotrophy). Referred pain/ hyperalgesia from viscera is partly due to central sensitisation of viscero-somatic convergent neurons (triggered by the massive afferent visceral barrage) but also probably results from a reflex arc activation (the visceral input triggers reflex muscle contraction in… CONTINUE READING