Stress-induced pain and muscle activity in patients with migraine and tension-type headache.

@article{Leistad2006StressinducedPA,
  title={Stress-induced pain and muscle activity in patients with migraine and tension-type headache.},
  author={Rune Bang Leistad and Trond Svela Sand and Rolf Harald Westgaard and Kristian Nilsen and Lars Stovner},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          64-73
        }
}
We recorded deep pain and surface electromyographic (EMG) responses to stress in 22 migraineurs during headache-free periods, 18 patients with tension-type headache (TTH), and 44 healthy controls. Sixty minutes of cognitive stress was followed by 30 min relaxation. EMG and pain (visual analogue scale) in the trapezius, neck (splenius), temporalis and frontalis areas were recorded. TTH patients had higher pain responses in temporalis and frontalis (with similar trends for trapezius and splenius… CONTINUE READING
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