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2022 Jul 01

Acta Odontol Scand

The association between myofascial orofacial pain with and without referral and widespread pain.


Lövgren A, Visscher CM, Lobbezoo F, Yekkalam N, Vallin S, Wänman A, Häggman-Henrikson B
Acta Odontol Scand. 2022 Jul 01:1-6.
PMID: 35776512.


Pain referral on palpation has been suggested to be a clinical sign of central sensitization potentially associated with widespread pain conditions. Our aim was to evaluate if myofascial pain with referral is a better predictor for widespread pain when compared to no pain or local myofascial pain.