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A comparison of frontal EMG biofeedback and neck EMG biofeedback in the treatment of muscle-contraction headache



A comparison of frontal EMG biofeedback and neck EMG biofeedback in the treatment of muscle-contraction headache



Biofeedback and Self-Regulation 6(1): 63-74



EMG biofeedback from the frontal area (FFB) was compared to EMG biofeedback from the neck (NFB) in the treatment of chronic muscle-contraction headache. Both treatment groups (N = 10) evidenced significant decreases in reported headache activity, with the NFB group also significantly reducing medication consumption. An analysis of EMG changes suggested that subjects were able to produce large within-session changes in EMG activity during initial sessions, with the major effect of additional training being an increase in speed with which these changes occurred. In neither group, however, did changes in EMG activity correspond closely to changes in reported headache activity.

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PMID: 7260182

DOI: 10.1007/bf00998794


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