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Back Pain in Chronic and Episodic Headache

Back Pain in Chronic and Episodic Headache

Individuals with chronic headache and episodic headache may have a higher prevalence of back pain compared with patients with no headache, and back pain may be associated with lower cephalic and extracephalic pressure pain thresholds in patients with chronic vs episodic headache or no headache, according to a study published in the European Journal of Pain.

Investigators randomly selected individuals from the Danish Civil Registration System (n=796) to complete a headache interview based on the first edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, with questions targeting migraine and total tenderness score.

Participants were asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire to obtain information on prevalence of low back pain, education level, self-rated overall health status, daily headache-related disability, and the impact of chronic and episodic headache on daily activities.

In this study, chronic headache was defined as ≥15 headache days per month and episodic headache was defined as