Exploring Home Allodynia Testing For Future Clinical and Scientific Uses


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T. Madden, Thomas Jefferson University, 111 South 11th St., Suite 8130 Gibbon, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA


Allodynia, a painful response to a usually nonpainful stimulus, is common in chronic migraine. The evaluation of allodynia can be important clinically. Dynamic mechanical allodynia (brush) testing has been shown to be both a simple and reliable way to evaluate allodynia. In this study, we show that self-administered brush allodynia testing at home is a feasible means of evaluating and recording allodynia in relationship to chronic migraine.