Keiichiro Okamoto, Akimasa Tashiro, Zheng Chang, Randall Thompson and David A. Bereiter Temporomandibular joint-evoked responses by spinomedullary neurons and masseter muscle are enhanced after repeated psychophysical stress European Journal of Neuroscience 36
Article first published online: 22 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08100.x
Psychological stress is a risk factor for the development of musculoskeletal pain of the head and neck; however, the basis for this relationship remains uncertain. This study tested the hypothesis that psychophysical stress alone was sufficient to alter the encoding properties of spinomedullary dorsal horn neurons and masseter muscle activity in male rats.
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