The inter- and intra-individual variance in descending pain modulation evoked by different conditioning stimuli in healthy men.

@article{Oono2011TheIA,
  title={The inter- and intra-individual variance in descending pain modulation evoked by different conditioning stimuli in healthy men.},
  author={Yuka Oono and Hongling Nie and Renata Lima Matos and Kelun Wang and Lars Arendt-Nielsen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of pain},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={
          162-169
        }
}
Background and purpose Conditioned pain modulation (CPM) is a phenomenon in which pain is inhibited by heterotopic noxious stimulation. It is not known how the experimental condition affects the magnitude of the CPM response and the inter-and intra-individual variations. It is important to get the information of the test-retest reliability and inter-individual variations of CPM to apply CPM as a diagnostic tool or for screening analgesic compounds. This study evaluated (1) the magnitude of CPM… CONTINUE READING