|Reference : Neurophysiological approach to primary headache pathophysiology.|
|Scientific journals : Article|
|Human health sciences : Neurology|
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
|Neurophysiological approach to primary headache pathophysiology.|
|Lozza, A. [> > > >]|
|Proietti Cecchini, A. [> > > >]|
|Afra, J. [> > > >]|
|Schoenen, Jean [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Neuro-anatomie >]|
|Cephalalgia : An International Journal of Headache|
|18 Suppl 21|
|Osney Mead Oxford|
|[en] Electrocardiography ; Electromyography ; Evoked Potentials/physiology ; Headache/physiopathology ; Humans ; Neurophysiology/methods|
|[en] Electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potentials (EP), and electromyography (EMG) techniques are useful tools in the clinical assessment of headache and in understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of these pathologies. EEG and EP studies in migraine revealed functional abnormalities in cortical electrical activity and in sensory processing. EMG studies resulted in pain syndromes involving nerves or myofascial structures such as tension-type headache and cluster headache. Moreover, it was possible to test the effect of old and new drugs with the help of these neurophysiological techniques. An updated review is reported of the literature.|
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