Extensive pressure pain sensitivity in nerve trunk in frequent episodic tension-type headache

Takeaway

  • Women with frequent episodic tension-type headache (FETTH) experience extensive pressure pain hypersensitivity over both nerve trunks and musculoskeletal structures, suggesting that the presence of central altered nociceptive processing is not just restricted to musculoskeletal areas, but that directly provoking the nerve trunks induces pain.

Why this matters

    The observation that pain is evoked by directly provoking the nerve trunks by pressure suggests that nerve tissue treatment could lead to a decrease in central sensitization and improve headache.