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Table 6 Differences in pressure pain thresholds (PPT, kPa) in individuals with tension-type headache depending on the time when the symptomatic medication intake (n = 136)

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

 Temporalis muscleaC5-C6 zygapophyseal jointSecond metacarpalaTibialis anterior muscle a
Early medication (n = 58)
 Right side231.5 (201.4, 261.6)228.4 (192.3, 264.5)268.7 (237.5, 299.9)449.7 (385.5, 513.9)
 Left side202.4 (176.7, 228.1)219.9 (186.4, 253.4)257.6 (227.6, 287.6)441.7 (376.8, 506.6)
Late medication (n = 78)
 Right side194.5 (176.2, 212.8)185.4 (167.5, 203.3)232.8 (212.3, 253.3)358.2 (322.0, 394.4)
 Left side183.0 (167.0, 199.0)180.5 (162.8, 198.2)227.3 (207.3, 247.3)359.5 (324.3, 394.7)
  1. Values are expressed as means (95% confidence interval)
  2. a Significant differences between both groups (2-two way ANOVA test, P < 0.025)