Cervical Muscles in the Pathogenesis of Migraine Headache

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Title: Cervical Muscles in the Pathogenesis of Migraine Headache
Author: Shevel, Elliot; Spierings, Egilius L.H.

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Citation: Shevel, Elliot, and Egilius L. H. Spierings. 2004. Cervical muscles in the pathogenesis of migraine headache. The Journal of Headache and Pain 5(1): 12-14.
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Abstract: The pathogenesis of migraine headache is poorly understood but the trigeminovascular system seems to play an important role in it. The trigeminal nucleus caudalis is sensitised by noxious sensory stimuli, often from convergent afferents originating from a variety of tissues. In this paper, we review evidence to support the view that the cervical muscles play a role in the pathogenesis of the migraine headache as well by facilitating the mechanism of central sensitisation.
Published Version: doi:10.1007/s10194-004-0062-0
Other Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3452145/pdf/
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