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Table 4 Pressure pain thresholds (PPT, kPa) in individuals with tension-type headache depending on the self-reported perception of pain relief with medication (n = 136)

From: Variables associated with use of symptomatic medication during a headache attack in individuals with tension-type headache: a European study

 Temporalis muscleC5-C6 zygapophyseal jointSecond metacarpalTibialis anterior muscle
No Relief (n = 16)
 Right side220.6 (201.4, 239.8)221.9 (191.9, 251.9)288.0 (264.1, 311.9)415.7 (381.5, 449.9)
 Left side215.4 (194.4, 236.4)215.6 (182.1, 249.1)284.1 (254.4, 313.8)424.9 (395.4, 454.4)
Moderate Relief (n = 81)
 Right side215.7 (197.4, 234.0)208.9 (184.8, 233.0)253.6 (234.5, 272.7)416.5 (377.2, 455.8)
 Left side194.8 (177.8, 211.8)205.6 (183.8, 227.4)243.4 (224.4, 262.4)400.6 (364.4, 436.8)
Total Relief (n = 39)
 Right side217.1 (190.8, 243.4)198.2 (175.2, 221.3)238.9 (210.2, 267.6)417.8 (379.8, 455.8)
 Left side198.3 (179.4, 217.2)193.4 (171.9, 214.9)231.9 (210.2, 253.6)404.7 (367.6, 441.8)
  1. Values are expressed as means (95% confidence interval)