A neural hypothesis for stress-induced headache

Stuart CATHCART

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Abstract

The mechanisms by which stress contributes to CTH are not clearly understood. The commonly accepted notion of muscle hyper-reactivity to stress in CTH sufferers is not supported in the research data. We propose a neural model whereby stress acts supra-spinally to aggravate already increased pain sensitivity in CTH sufferers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1011-1013
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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CATHCART, Stuart. / A neural hypothesis for stress-induced headache. In: Medical Hypotheses. 2009 ; Vol. 73, No. 6. pp. 1011-1013.
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