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Human Studies


2019 Oct

Eur Spine J



Extensor/flexor ratio of neck muscle strength and electromyographic activity of individuals with migraine: a cross-sectional study.


Benatto M T, Florencio L L, Bragatto M M, Straceri Lodovichi S, Dach F, Bevilaqua-Grossi D
Eur Spine J. 2019 Oct; 28(10):2311-2318.
PMID: 31399847.


Neck pain is considered a common characteristic of migraine attacks. The relationship between neck pain and migraine can be explained by central sensitization of the trigeminocervical complex, where superior cervical afferents and the trigeminal nerve converge. However, few studies have evaluated motor control of cervical muscles in individuals with migraine. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to determine the extensor/flexor ratio of neck muscle strength and electromyographic activity during a test of maximal voluntary isometric contraction and craniocervical flexion in individuals with migraine and individuals without history of migraine or other headaches.