Evaluation of the Effects of Botulinum Toxin Therapy on the Clinical Characteristics of Pain and Pain Threshold Value in Patients With Primary Cervical Dystonia


Ozbek S. E. , Karli N., Yurtogullari S., ZARİFOĞLU M., OCAKOĞLU G.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.32, no.3, pp.566-574, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.566-574
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: In 70% of patients with cervical dystonia (CD), the clinical presentation includes the symptom of pain. In this study, we aimed to define the types and clinical characteristics of the pain and to investigate whether this pain is a result of central sensitization by evaluating pre- and post-botulinum toxin (BoNT) treatment pain threshold values using electrical stimulation.