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Central Sensitization May Occur in CH (Read 575 times)
Mike NZ
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Central Sensitization May Occur in CH
May 25th, 2019 at 4:44pm
 
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Individuals with vs without cluster headache were found to have lower cranial and extracranial pressure pain thresholds (PPTs), indicating central sensitization, according to a study published in Pain Medicine.


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Overall this suggests that for their pilot study (20 with CH, 16 controls), that people with CH have lower pain thresholds, plus other impacts.

This surprised me at first as I'm sure that my pain threshold is a lot higher than it was pre-CH plus have surprised a few medical professionals with my ability to handle pain. I've also seen some similar comments posted here from others.

However there is likely to be a significant difference between those with well managed and controlled CH to those who are not in control of their CH. It may be that this group dominates the 20 people with CH in the study.

It is good to see another journal article calling for "...the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients with CH". The more articles like this the better so that more neurologists and other doctors learn more about CH.
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Reply #1 - May 25th, 2019 at 6:58pm
 
…..thank you for sharing these Mike....always interesting...

…..one man's opinion: the cohort too tiny and the conclusion laughably wrong for the rest of us...I've had doctors leave a room shaking their head re my pain tolerance for almost 40 yrs...more than a few reports of same/similar from others here for half of those.. (yup, anecdotal he smiles...…)

…..totally agree the simple presence of research like this is encouraging.....too bad there really is not a recognized entity (like batch's vit d survey)  that let's them know what the "community" thinks....
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Reply #2 - May 26th, 2019 at 5:40am
 
So many women tell me that childbirth is the most painful condition known to mankind yet our lady CHeads put it at only 3 or perhaps 4 on our Kip scale.

This causes me to wonder about the parameters and base points of the study.



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