Kelun Wang

Diffuse noxious inhibitory control evoked by tonic craniofacial pain in humans

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  • Kæbekirurgisk Afdeling, Aalborg Sygehus Syd
  • Afdeling for Oral Fysiologi
Tonic pain in one body segment can inhibit the perception of pain in another body segment. This phenomenon is mediated by diffuse noxious inhibitory controls (DNIC), and its efficacy in craniofacial regions is investigated in this study. A compressive device that evoked a tonic, moderate/severe, headache-like, conditioning pain (∼8/10 on a visual analogue scale) was applied for 15min. Eleven males participated in the study. Pressure pain threshold (PPT) and pressure pain tolerance (PPTol) at multiple heterosegmental body sites (right masseter, splenius capitis, second intermediate phalange, brachioradialis and tibialis anterior) were measured before, during and at multiple time points (5, 20 and 35min) after the termination of the conditioning pain. PPTs and PPTols were compared within participants across two experimental sessions; one that included painful conditioning stimulation, and a separate control session on a different day. Painful conditioning increased PPT significantly during pain over the masseter (p
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Pain
Vol/bind15
Nummer2
Sider (fra-til)139-45
Antal sider7
ISSN1090-3801
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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