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The pharyngeal recess/Eustachian tube complex forms an acoustic passageway.

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M J O Boedts

Med Hypotheses 2018 Dec 18;121:112-122. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Brai3n Neuromodulation Centre, Jemappesstraat 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium; AZ Maria Middelares, Buitenring 30, 9000 Gent, Belgium. Electronic address:

We propose that the complex formed by the Pharyngeal Recess and Eustachian Tube, acts as an acoustic passageway for sounds originating inside the body: sounds made by one's voice, breathing, mastication, one's heartbeats. The antagonistic effect of two sets of muscles, one innervated by the trigeminal nerve, the other by the vagal nerve and cervical plexus, enables the body to modulate transmission of sound via this passageway and hence modulate the awareness of body sounds. Impairment of this system can be due to local factors, such as adhesions over the pharyngeal recess or inflammation inside the pharyngeal recess and/or Eustachian tube; or to tensions of the muscles involved, related to other causes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.09.032DOI Listing
December 2018
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Modulation of Jaw Muscle Motor Response and Wake-Time Parafunctional Tooth Clenching With Music.

J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2018 02 28;32(2):167–177. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Aims: To evaluate the effects of Guided Music Listening (GML) on masticatory muscles and on the amplitude of wake-time tooth clenching in individuals with higher vs lower frequency of clenching episodes.

Methods: The electromyographic (EMG) activity of the right masseter was recorded during three 20-minute music (relaxing, stress/tension, and favorite) tasks and a control no-music task in 10 (mean age ± standard deviation [SD] = 21.4 ± 3. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11607/ofph.1960DOI Listing
February 2018
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Responsiveness of Myofascial Trigger Points to Single and Multiple Trigger Point Release Massages: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017 Sep;96(9):639-645

From the College of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora (AFM, SJS); Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (JDM); Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Boulder, Colorado (NB); and Colorado Pain, Golden (JPK).

Objective: This study aimed to assess the effects of single and multiple massage treatments on pressure-pain threshold (PPT) at myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in people with myofascial pain syndrome expressed as tension-type headache.

Design: Individuals (n = 62) with episodic or chronic tension-type headache were randomized to receive 12 twice-weekly 45-min massage or sham ultrasound sessions or wait-list control. Massage focused on trigger point release (ischemic compression) of MTrPs in the bilateral upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000000728DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5561477PMC
September 2017
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Morphology of muscular function in chronic tension-type headache: a pilot study.

Acta Neurol Belg 2016 Sep 6;116(3):317-24. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Department of Neurology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Chronic pain has been thought to induce muscular changes in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) patients. As the knowledge of muscular responses in CTTH is inconsistent, we decided to introduce new electromyogram signal shape descriptors. We also wanted to compare the discriminatory power of proposed indices with classical measures to establish their potential to act as markers for CTTH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13760-015-0550-9DOI Listing
September 2016
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Analysis of dimensions, activation and median frequency of cervical flexor muscles in young women with migraine or tension-type headache.

Braz J Phys Ther 2015 May-Jun;19(3):243-50. Epub 2015 Jun 12.

Departamento de Fisioterapia, UFPE, Recife, PE, Brazil.

Background: Central and peripheral mechanisms may be involved in migraine and tension-type headache pathogenesis, however the role of muscle disorders in their pathophysiological mechanisms remains unclear.

Objectives: To assess the association between the presence of migraine or tension-type headache and changes in longus colli muscle dimensions and sternocleidomastoid muscle activity.

Method: An observational study with 48 women comparing the following groups: migraine (n=21), tension-type headache (n=16), and control (n=11). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0093DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4518578PMC
July 2017
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Neck and shoulder muscle strength in patients with tension-type headache: A case-control study.

Cephalalgia 2016 Jan 1;36(1):29-36. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

Danish Headache Centre, Department of Neurology, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup Hospital, Denmark.

Introduction: Tension-type headache (TTH) is highly prevalent in the general population, and it is characterized by increased muscle tenderness with increasing headache frequency and intensity.

Aim: The aim of this case-control study was to compare muscle strength in neck and shoulder muscles in TTH patients and healthy controls by examining maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVC) during shoulder abduction, neck flexion and extension as well as the extension/flexion strength ratio of the neck.

Methods: Sixty TTH patients and 30 sex- and age-matched healthy controls were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0333102415576726DOI Listing
January 2016
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Pressure pain and isometric strength of neck flexors are related in chronic tension-type headache.

Pain Physician 2015 Mar-Apr;18(2):E201-5

Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Background: In patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) changes in pressure pain in the cervical region are associated with peripheral or central sensitization. It is hypothesized that an increase of isometric strength of neck flexors would lead to a decrease of pressure pain in CTTH, as an expression of reduced peripheral or central sensitization

Objective: In this study we aimed to analyze the correlation between change in isometric strength of the neck flexors and change in pressure pain scores (PPS) in patients with CTTH.

Study Design: Comparative analysis of data from previous study. Read More

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October 2015
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Effects of sumatriptan nasal spray (Imigran) on isolated rat's tracheal smooth muscle.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2015 Oct 14;272(10):2861-5. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Sumatriptan (Imigran) is a potent and highly selective 5-HT1 receptor agonist often used in treating acute migraine. Intranasal sumatriptan is well absorbed and is generally effective in relieving headache. However, the effects of Imigran given intratracheally have rarely been well explored. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-014-3392-9DOI Listing
October 2015
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Reduced neck-shoulder muscle strength and aerobic power together with increased pericranial tenderness are associated with tension-type headache in girls: A case-control study.

Cephalalgia 2014 Jun 18;34(7):540-7. Epub 2013 Dec 18.

Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden.

Background: Tension-type headaches (TTH) are common among children worldwide and mean a potential risk of disability and medication overuse headache. The associated mechanisms, however, remain unsolved. Our study investigated muscle strength in the neck-shoulder region, aerobic power and pericranial tenderness in girls with TTH compared with healthy controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0333102413515341DOI Listing
June 2014
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Test-retest repeatability of strength capacity, aerobic power and pericranial tenderness of neck and shoulder muscles in children - relevant for tension-type headache.

J Pain Res 2013 28;6:643-51. Epub 2013 Aug 28.

Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Scania, Sweden ; Children's Headache Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark ; Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup Hospital, Glostrup, Denmark ; Department of Physiotherapy, Medical Department, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Hospital, Herlev, Denmark.

Background: Frequent or chronic tension-type headache in children is a prevalent and debilitating condition for the child, often leading to medication overuse. To explore the relationship between physical factors and tension-type headache in children, the quality of repeated measures was examined. The aim of the present study was to determine the test-retest repeatability of parameters determining isometric neck and shoulder strength and stability, aerobic power, and pericranial tenderness in children. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S46344DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3770627PMC
September 2013
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Surgical desensitisation of the mechanoreceptors in Müller's muscle relieves chronic tension-type headache caused by tonic reflexive contraction of the occipitofrontalis muscle in patients with aponeurotic blepharoptosis.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2013 Feb 4;47(1):21-9. Epub 2012 Dec 4.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan.

Proprioceptively innervated intramuscular connective tissues in Müller's muscle function as exterior mechanoreceptors to induce reflex contraction of the levator and occipitofrontalis muscles. In aponeurotic blepharoptosis, since the levator aponeurosis is disinserted from the tarsus, stretching of the mechanoreceptors in Müller's muscle is increased even on primary gaze to induce phasic and tonic reflexive contraction of the occipitofrontalis muscle. It was hypothesised that in certain patients with aponeurotic blepharoptosis, the presence of tonic reflexive contraction of the occipitofrontalis muscle due to the sensitised mechanoreceptors in Müller's muscle, can cause chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) associated with occipitofrontalis tenderness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/2000656X.2012.717896DOI Listing
February 2013
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Differential patterns of muscle modification in women with episodic and chronic tension-type headache revealed using surface electromyographic analysis.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2013 Feb 1;23(1):110-7. Epub 2012 Sep 1.

Department of Neurology, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea.

Tension-type headache (TTH) is a prototypical disorder in which muscular factors play a key role in the pathogenesis. This study was designed to understand muscular dysfunction in patients with episodic (ETTH) and chronic TTH (CTTH) using surface electromyography analysis (SEMG). Women with frequent ETTH (n = 14), CTTH (n = 14) and age-matched controls (n = 13) were recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.08.001DOI Listing
February 2013
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The role of muscles in tension-type headache.

Curr Pain Headache Rep 2011 Dec;15(6):451-8

Department of Neurology, Danish Headache Centre, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The tenderness of pericranial myofascial tissues and number of myofascial trigger points are considerably increased in patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Mechanisms responsible for the increased myofascial pain sensitivity have been studied extensively. Peripheral activation or sensitization of myofascial nociceptors could play a role in causing increased pain sensitivity, but firm evidence for a peripheral abnormality still is lacking. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-011-0216-0DOI Listing
December 2011
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The contribution of clinical neurophysiology to the comprehension of the tension-type headache mechanisms.

Clin Neurophysiol 2011 Jun 22;122(6):1075-85. Epub 2011 Feb 22.

Headache Clinic INI, Grottaferrata, Italy.

So far, clinical neurophysiological studies on tension-type headache (TTH) have been conducted with two main purposes: (1) to establish whether some neurophysiological parameters may act as markers of TTH, and (2) to investigate the physiopathology of TTH. With regard to the first point, the present results are disappointing, since some abnormalities found in TTH patients may be frequently observed also in migraineurs. On the other hand, clinical neurophysiology has played an important role in the debate about the pathogenesis of TTH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2010.12.061DOI Listing
June 2011
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[Treatment of tension type headache: paracetamol and NSAIDs work: a systematic review].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2010 ;154:A1924

Erasmus MC, Afd. Huisartsgeneeskunde, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Objective: Tension-type headache (TTH), also known as tension headache or muscle contraction headache is the most commonly experienced type of headache. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in patients with TTH.

Method: We performed a systematic review according to the guidelines of the Cochrane Collaboration. Read More

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September 2010
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Human resting muscle tone (HRMT): narrative introduction and modern concepts.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2008 Oct 7;12(4):320-32. Epub 2008 Jul 7.

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, IL 61656, USA.

Human resting muscle (myofascial) tone (HRMT) is the passive tonus or tension of skeletal muscle that derives from its intrinsic (EMG-silent) molecular viscoelastic properties. The word tone has been used to convey varying clinical and physiological features that have led to confusion and controversy. HRMT is the vital low-level, passive tension, and resistance to stretch that contributes importantly to maintain postural stability in balanced equilibrium positions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2008.05.007DOI Listing
October 2008
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Facial pain and headache associated with brachial plexus compression in the thoracic inlet.

Microsurgery 2008 ;28(5):347-50

Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA.

Among the sources for confusion related to brachial plexus compression in the thoracic inlet are the name for this clinical entity (thoracic outlet syndrome) and the fact that some of its associated symptoms occur outside the upper extremity, such as face and neck pain (FP) and occipital headaches (OH). With the realization that scalenus anticus (SA) contraction is the primary source of brachial plexus compression, it is possible to understand the occurrence of both FP and OH in this syndrome. It was hypothesized that SA contraction compresses the cervical plexus as it exits deep to this muscle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/micr.20507DOI Listing
November 2008
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Role of temporalis muscle over activity in chronic tension type headache: effect of yoga based management.

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2007 Oct-Dec;51(4):333-44

Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.

The role of central versus peripheral mechanisms has always been questioned while explaining the etiopathogenesis of chronic tension type headache (CTTH). The following study was done to study the role of muscle spasm in CTTH. 15 patients of CTTH and 7 age matched controls were included in the study and their m. Read More

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June 2008
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Change mechanisms in EMG biofeedback training: cognitive changes underlying improvements in tension headache.

Authors:
Jeanetta C Rains

Headache 2008 May;48(5):735-6; discussion 736-7

Center for Sleep Evaluation, Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, USA.

Forty-three college students suffering from recurrent tension headache were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback training conditions. Although all subjects were led to believe they were learning to decrease frontal EMG activity, actual feedback was contingent on decreased EMG activity for half of the subjects and increased EMG activity for the other half. Within these 2 groups, subjects also viewed bogus video displays designed to convince them they were achieving large (high success) or small (moderate success) reductions in EMG activity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01119_1.xDOI Listing
May 2008
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Cervical muscle co-activation in isometric contractions is enhanced in chronic tension-type headache patients.

Cephalalgia 2008 Jul 5;28(7):744-51. Epub 2008 May 5.

Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

The purpose of the study was to compare the co-activation of cervical agonist and antagonist muscles between people with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) and healthy controls during brief isometric cervical flexion and extension contractions. Nine women with CTTH and 10 matched controls participated. Surface electromyographic (EMG) signals were detected from the sternocleidomastoid and splenius capitis muscles bilaterally during cervical flexion and extension contractions of linearly increasing force from 0% to 60% of the maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) in 3 s. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01584.xDOI Listing
July 2008
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The electromyographic activity of masseter and anterior temporalis during orofacial symptoms induced by experimental occlusal highspot.

J Oral Rehabil 2008 Feb;35(2):79-87

Department of Prosthodontics, Peking University School of Stomatology, Beijing, China.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the short-term impact of an occlusal highspot on the occurrence of orofacial symptoms by collecting self-evaluation and using electromyography (EMG) evaluation. A rigid unilateral intercuspal occlusal highspot (A cast onlay of 0.5 mm) was placed on the right lower first molar of six adult volunteers (three males, three females), and remained for 6 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2842.2007.01750.xDOI Listing
February 2008
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Association of cross-sectional area of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle with active trigger points in chronic tension-type headache: a pilot study.

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2008 Mar;87(3):197-203

Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Objective: To investigate whether cross-sectional area (CSA) of the suboccipital muscles was associated with active trigger points (TrPs) in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH).

Design: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine was performed in 11 females with CTTH aged from 26 to 50 yrs old. CSA for both rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPmin) and rectus capitis posterior major (RCPmaj) muscles were measured from axial T1-weighted images, using axial MRI slices aligned parallel to the C2/3 intervertebral disc. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0b013e3181619766DOI Listing
March 2008
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Force production and EMG activity of neck muscles in adolescent headache.

Disabil Rehabil 2008 ;30(3):231-9

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Central Hospital, Turku, Finland.

Purpose: This study compared the maximal force, EMG/force ratio and co-activation characteristics of the neck-shoulder muscles between 30 adolescents with migraine-type headache, 29 with tension-type headache, and 30 headache-free controls.

Method: Force was measured with surface electromyography (EMG) from the cervical erector spinae (CES), the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) and trapezius muscles during the maximal isometric neck flexion, neck extension and shoulder flexion.

Results: Girls with migraine-type headache had higher EMG/force ratios between the EMG of the left agonist SCM muscle and the corresponding maximal neck flexion (p = 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638280701265430DOI Listing
June 2008
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Clinical use of qualitative electromyography in the evaluation of jaw muscle function: a practitioner's guide.

Cranio 2007 Jan;25(1):63-73

College of Engineering, University of Michigan, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/crn.2007.011DOI Listing
January 2007
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Neck flexor muscle fatigue in adolescents with headache: an electromyographic study.

Eur J Pain 2007 Oct 8;11(7):764-72. Epub 2007 Feb 8.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Central Hospital, FIN-20521, Turku, Finland.

Background: Muscular disorders of the neck region may be of importance for the etiology of tension-type headache. However, in adolescents, there are no data on the association between neck muscle fatigue and headache.

Aim: To study differences in fatigue characteristics of the neck flexor muscles in adolescents with and without headache. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpain.2006.12.003DOI Listing
October 2007
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Repeatability of electromyography and force measurements of the neck muscles in adolescents with and without headache.

J Electromyogr Kinesiol 2007 Aug 5;17(4):493-503. Epub 2006 Sep 5.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Turku University Central Hospital, P.O. Box 52, FIN-20521 Turku, Finland.

Background: Reliable measurements are needed to study the dysfunction of the neck muscles. The aim of this study was to determine the intra-tester repeatability of EMG and isometric force measurements of the neck muscles in adolescents with headache and headache-free controls.

Methods: A group of 30 adolescents with migraine-type headache, 29 with tension-type headache, and 30 headache-free controls were recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2006.04.009DOI Listing
August 2007
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Myofascial trigger points in the suboccipital muscles in episodic tension-type headache.

Man Ther 2006 Aug 25;11(3):225-30. Epub 2006 Jul 25.

Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Referred pain evoked by suboccipital muscle trigger points (TrPs) spreads to the side of the head over the occipital and temporal bones and is usually perceived as bilateral headache. This paper describes the presence of referred pain from suboccipital muscle TrPs in subjects with episodic tension-type headache (ETTH) and in healthy controls. Ten patients presenting with ETTH and 10 matched controls without headache were examined by a blinded assessor for the presence of suboccipital muscle TrPs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2006.07.003DOI Listing
August 2006
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[Neureprotective drugs efficiency in patients with chronic tension headaches].

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2006 ;106(5):38-41

Authors examined 126 patients with chronic tension headaches. Patients were divided in two groups: general and control. The control group received conventional therapy (tizanidin, fluoxetin, vinpocetin, manual acupressure active points of m. Read More

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July 2006
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Relationship between self-reported intensity of headache and magnitude of surface EMG.

Psychol Rep 2006 Feb;98(1):91-4

Department of Neurology, USC-LAC Medical Center, 1200 North State Street, Room 5640, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.

The study was designed to examine the relationship between self-reported intensity of headache and surface EMG. 98 patients, diagnosed by their neurologists with "muscle-contraction headaches" (tension-type headaches) were referred to evaluate their suitability for biofeedback therapy. At the time of examination, they were asked to rate their average headache intensity on a 10-point scale. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.2466/pr0.98.1.91-94
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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.98.1.91-94DOI Listing
February 2006
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Chronic daily headache.

Authors:
Robert D Gerwin

N Engl J Med 2006 May;354(18):1958; author reply 1958

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc060290DOI Listing
May 2006
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Trigger points in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture in tension-type headache.

Headache 2006 Mar;46(3):454-60

Department of Physical Therapy, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

Objective: To assess the presence of trigger points (TrPs) in the suboccipital muscles and forward head posture (FHP) in subjects with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) and in healthy subjects, and to evaluate the relationship of TrPs and FHP with headache intensity, duration, and frequency.

Background: Tension-type headache (TTH) is a prototypical headache in which myofascial TrPs in the cervical and pericranial musculature can play an important role.

Design: A blinded, controlled pilot study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00288.xDOI Listing
March 2006
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Stress-induced pain and muscle activity in patients with migraine and tension-type headache.

Cephalalgia 2006 Jan;26(1):64-73

Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Technology and Science and Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway.

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. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2982.2005.00997.xDOI Listing
January 2006
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Experimental induction of muscle tenderness and headache in tension-type headache patients.

Cephalalgia 2005 Nov;25(11):1061-7

Danish Headache Centre and Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of static contraction of the shoulder and neck muscles on muscle tenderness and headache in patients with tension-type headache. Twenty patients with frequent episodic tension-type headache and 20 healthy age- and sex-matched controls were examined using a placebo-controlled cross-over design. The subjects performed static contraction of the trapezius muscles (active procedure) or the anterior tibial muscles (placebo procedure) with 10% of maximal force for 30 min. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2982.2005.00962.xDOI Listing
November 2005
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Referred pain from the trochlear region in tension-type headache: a myofascial trigger point from the superior oblique muscle.

Headache 2005 Jun;45(6):731-7

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida de Atenas s/n 28922, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Tension-type headache (TTH) is a prototypical headache in which myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) can play an important role. To our knowledge, MTrPs in the muscle tissues of the trochlear region, ie, the superior oblique muscle (SOM), have not been previously mentioned, and a referred pain pattern from this region has never been reported.

Objective: To describe the referred pain from the trochlear area based on the examination of MTrPs in the SOM in patients with episodic and chronic TTH (CTTH). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05140.xDOI Listing
June 2005
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Balance disorders in headache patients: evaluation by computerized static stabilometry.

Acta Neurol Scand 2005 Jun;111(6):407-13

Headache Center - Department of Neuroscience, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate the occurrence of equilibrium disturbances in headache patients, during the interictal period, by computerized static stabilometry.

Materials And Methods: Sixty-seven patients were studied: 35 with migraine without aura (MwoA), 12 with tension-type headache (TTH) in the episodic form (ETTH) + MwoA, and 20 with only TTH [10 ETTH + 10 chronic (CTTH)]. The stabilometric parameters considered were: statokinesigram length (L) and surface (S) in open (EO) and closed (EC) eyes conditions with/without occlusal bite, EC with head retroflexion (ECR), and optokinetic stimulation (OKN). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2005.00422.xDOI Listing
June 2005
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Impaired postural control in patients affected by tension-type headache.

Eur J Pain 2004 Dec;8(6):579-83

Otorhinolaryngology Division, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.

Sixteen subjects, affected by chronic tension-type headache (TTH) accordingly to the International Headache Society Classification (1988) criteria, in presence of tenderness in pericranial muscles,with a mean age of 37+/-11.8 years, and ten healthy volunteer subjects, age and sex matched, were submitted to postural analysis by Static Posturography (S.Ve. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejpain.2004.02.004DOI Listing
December 2004
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Peripheral and electrocortical responses to painful and non-painful stimulation in chronic pain patients, tension headache patients and healthy controls.

Neurosci Lett 2004 May;361(1-3):147-50

Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Heidelberg, Central Institute of Mental Health, Square J5, D-68159 Mannheim, Germany.

Sixteen chronic back pain (CBP) patients, 16 tension headache (THA) patients and 16 healthy controls (HC) were exposed to four series of ten electric stimuli at perception threshold, pain threshold and 10% below pain tolerance. The EEG was recorded from three sites, in addition, the EMG from the m. frontalis and m. Read More

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May 2004
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Induction of prolonged tenderness in patients with tension-type headache by means of a new experimental model of myofascial pain.

Eur J Neurol 2003 May;10(3):249-56

Department of Neurology, Copenhagen Headache Center, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup Hospital, Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Tenderness is the most prominent abnormal finding in patients with tension-type headache (TTH). Recently we developed a model of myofascial tenderness using intramuscular infusion of a combination of bradykinin, serotonin, histamine and prostaglandin E2. We aimed to examine tenderness after this combination in patients with episodic TTH (ETTH). Read More

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May 2003
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Brief neurologist-administered behavioral treatment of pediatric episodic tension-type headache.

Neurology 2003 Apr;60(7):1215-6

Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 32501, USA.

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April 2003
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Amplification of sumatriptan-induced contractions with phenylephrine, histamine and KCl in the isolated human mesenteric artery: in-vitro evidence for sumatriptan-induced mesenteric ischaemia.

Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 2002 Sep 22;366(3):254-61. Epub 2002 Jun 22.

Gülhane Military Medical Academy, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology, 06018 Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.

Sumatriptan, a 5-HT(1B/1D/1F) receptor agonist, is used to relieve migraine headache. Sumatriptan contracts some arteries either directly or after modest precontraction with non-serotonergic agonists. Sumatriptan can cause myocardial ischaemia and myocardial infarction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00210-002-0587-1DOI Listing
September 2002
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Exteroceptive suppression patterns of masseter and temporalis muscles in central and peripheral headache disorders.

Cephalalgia 2002 Jul;22(6):444-52

Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, and Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey.

The objective of this study was to compare the exteroceptive suppression patterns of masseter and temporalis muscles in patients with primary and secondary headache disorders originating from peripheral joint dysfunction. We accomplished the temporalis and masseter exteroceptive suppression in 28 patients with migraine, 25 patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTH), 22 patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and 18 healthy controls. The onset latencies and duration of the first suppression period (S1) was not significantly different between the patients and controls. Read More

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July 2002
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Migraine is more frequent in individuals with optimal and normal blood pressure: a population-based study.

J Hypertens 2002 Jul;20(7):1303-6

Division of Cardiology, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

Background: The notion that hypertension causes headache is widely accepted despite the absence of confirmation by well-designed studies.

Objective: To investigate the association between headache, characterized as tension type and migraine like, with blood pressure and hypertension.

Methods: In a cross-sectional study we evaluate this association in a sample of 1174 individuals older than 17 years, representative of inhabitants of Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Read More

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July 2002
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Tension headaches and muscle tension: is there a role for magnesium?

Med Hypotheses 2001 Dec;57(6):705-13

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and The Center for Cardiovascular and Muscle Research, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA.

Although many theories and hypotheses have been offered for the etiology of tension-type headache (TH), no one previous hypothesis seems to adequately explain TH. This may, in large measure, account for why it is often difficult to effectively treat TH. Herein, we review current and old hypotheses of TH and offer a new hypothesis which is consistent with what is known about TH. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1054/mehy.2001.1439DOI Listing
December 2001
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Nociceptive trigeminal inhibition--tension suppression system: a method of preventing migraine and tension headaches.

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2002 Feb;23(2):105-8, 110, 112-3; quiz 114

TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Dentists and physicians see countless patients suffering from various types of headaches. Various modes of therapy are used in an attempt to treat these patients. As a result of this study, it appears that a common factor to migraine and tension-type headaches may be chronic clenching. Read More

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February 2002
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Botulinum toxin type A and EMG: a key to the understanding of chronic tension-type headaches?

Headache 2001 Nov-Dec;41(10):985-9

Department of Neurology, Medical School of Hannover, Germany.

Background: The pathogenesis of chronic tension-type headache remains unclear, and the role of muscle tension is especially controversial. Botulinum toxin type A, a potent inhibitor of muscle tone, has been used to treat chronic tension-type headache.

Objective: To determine whether clinical response to treatment of chronic tension-type headache with Botox A parallels changes in resting muscle activity recorded through serial electromyography (EMG). Read More

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July 2002
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Nociceptive trigeminal inhibition--tension suppression system: a method of preventing migraine and tension headaches.

Authors:
W E Shankland

Compend Contin Educ Dent 2001 Dec;22(12):1075-80, 1082; quiz 1084

TMJ & Facial Pain Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Dentists and physicians see countless patients suffering from various types of headaches. Various modes of therapy are used in an attempt to treat these patients. As a result of this study, it appears that a common factor to migraine and tension-type headaches may be chronic clenching. Read More

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December 2001
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"Nurse, my head hurts": a review of childhood headaches.

J Sch Nurs 2001 Jun;17(3):120-5

Department of Women's and Children's Health, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA.

Headache, a frequent occurrence during childhood, can have a number of etiologies. Most headaches are benign, but all require appropriate assessment. Common types include sinusitis, migraine, and muscle contraction (tension). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10598405010170030201DOI Listing
June 2001
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Effects of flotation-REST on muscle tension pain.

Pain Res Manag 2001 ;6(4):181-9

Department of Psychology, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.

The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether the floating form of the restricted environmental stimulation technique (REST) may be applied within the field of pain relief. Flotation-REST consists of a procedure whereby an individual is immersed in a tank filled with water of an extremely high salt concentration. Thirty-seven patients (14 men and 23 women) suffering from chronic pain consisting of aching muscles in the neck and back area participated in the study. Read More

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May 2002
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[Effects of recommendations and patient seminars on effectivity of outpatient treatment for headache].

Schmerz 2001 Aug;15(4):229-40

Neurologische Klinik mit Poliklinik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen.

Background: Treatment of patients suffering from migraine and/or tension-type headache in primary care needs to be improved. To this purpose we tested two strategies for implementation of evidence-based recommendations for treatment of headaches: first, communication of recommendations to the primary care physicians and, second, standardized communication and discussion of these recommendations with patients in combination with exercising of progressive muscle relaxation during patient seminars.

Methods: Patients with at least 2 migraine attacks/month or 8 days of tension-type headache/month were included in the study. Read More

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August 2001
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Learning from our treatment failures.

Authors:
K A Holroyd

Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback 2001 Dec;26(4):319-23

Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701-2979, USA.

Barton and Blanchard's report that multicomponent behavioral treatment fails to modify chronic daily headaches is discussed with reference to the effectiveness of behavioral and drug treatments for chronic tension-type headache, the distinction between chronic tension-type headache and chronic migraine, and the psychophysiology of episodic vs. persistent pain (K. A. Read More

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December 2001
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