The local and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the temporalis muscle contributes to pain profile in chronic tension-type headache.

@article{FernndezdeLasPeas2007TheLA,
  title={The local and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the temporalis muscle contributes to pain profile in chronic tension-type headache.},
  author={C{\'e}sar Fern{\'a}ndez-de-Las-Pe{\~n}as and Hong-you Ge and Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Mar{\'i}a L. Cuadrado and Juan Antonio Pareja},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={786-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the local and referred pain areas and pain characteristics evoked from temporalis muscle trigger points (TrPs) in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). METHODS Thirty CTTH patients and 30 age and sex-matched controls were studied. A headache diary was kept for 4 weeks to substantiate the diagnosis and record the pain history. Both temporalis muscles were examined for the presence of myofascial TrPs in a blinded fashion. The local and referred pain intensities, referred… CONTINUE READING

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