ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Relief for IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s And More

B Vitamins May Protect Against Damaging Effects of Air Pollution, and Improve Cognition and Psychiat...

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - are you running a marathon each night?

Can Magnesium Relieve Your Tinnitus?

Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain Aging

Cassia Bark Oil: Why It's Valuable in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Hormone replacement therapy associated with lower risk of dying over eight year follow-up period

Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Neroli Oil: The Pleasantly Fragrant Citrus Oil

Prenatal vitamin D could help prevent autism in children

 
Print Page
Email Article

Modulatory influence on somatosensory perception from vibration & heterotopic noxious conditioning stimulation (HNCS) in fibromyalgia (FM) patients & healthy subjects

  [ 12 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Kosek E, Hansson P • www.ProHealth.com • March 12, 1997


In order to assess the function of endogenous mechanisms modulating
somatosensory input in fibromyalgia (FM), the effect of
vibratory stimulation (VS) and heterotopic noxious
conditioning stimulation (HNCS) on perception of various
somatosensory modalities was assessed.

Ten female FM patients and 10 healthy, age-matched, females
participated. VS (100 Hz) was applied to the left forearm for 45 min
and quantitative sensory testing (QST) was performed within the
vibrated area and in the right thigh before, during and 45 min following
vibration. Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were assessed by
pressure algometry. Perception thresholds to non-painful cold
(CT) and warmth (WT), heat pain thresholds (HPTs), cold pain
thresholds (CPTs) and stimulus-response curves of pain
intensity as a function of graded nociceptive heat stimulation
were assessed using a Peltier element based thermal
stimulator. The effects of HNCS were tested using the upper
extremity submaximal effort tourniquet test. Subjects rated
tourniquet induced pain intensity on a visual analogue scale
(VAS). QST was performed in the right thigh before, during and
60 min following the tourniquet.

FM patients did not differ from controls in the response to VS. There
was a local increase of PPTs during vibration (P < 0.001) and of WTs
following vibration (P < 0.001). HPTs increased in the forearm
and in the thigh (P < 0.009) during vibration. CTs and
sensitivity to suprathreshold heat pain were not influenced by
VS. The intensity of pain induced by the tourniquet did not
differ between groups. PPTs increased during the tourniquet in
controls (P < 0.001) but not in FM patients (difference
between groups P < 0.001). Decreased sensitivity to
non-painful cold (P < 0.001) and non-painful warmth (P <
0.001) was seen during and following (P < 0.001; P < 0.05,
respectively) the tourniquet in both groups alike. HPTs and
perception of suprathreshold heat pain remained unaffected in
both groups.

In conclusion, FM patients did not differ from healthy controls in their
response to vibration, but no modulation of pressure pain was induced
by HNCS, as opposed to controls, suggesting a dysfunction in systems
subserving 'diffuse noxious inhibitory controls' (DNIC).




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7 Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10 Ubiquinol - A More Advanced Form of the Energy Producing Nutrient CoQ-10

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map