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Human Studies

2019 Dec 01

Pain Med



Widespread Pressure Pain Hypersensitivity, Health History, and Trigger Points in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Preliminary Study.


Castaldo M, Catena A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Arendt-Nielsen L
Pain Med. 2019 Dec 01; 20(12):2516-2527.
PMID: 30921463.


Pain sensitivity in chronic neck pain patients may be influenced by health conditions related to higher levels of widespread pressure pain hypersensitivity (sensitization). Trigger points have also been reported to play a role in the sensitization process.