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The paper considers the relationship between pain threshold and blood pressure (BP) in acute and chronic pain syndrome. Both experimental and clinical studies have established that elevated BP is accompanied by a higher pain threshold in acute pain (hypertension-related hypoalgesia). Epidemiological findings have shown that the prevalence of different pain syndromes is significantly lower in hypertensive patients than in individuals without hypertension. At the same time, there is evidence that elevated BP can, on the contrary, reduce pain thresholds and make prognosis worse in patients with chronic pain syndromes.

About the Authors

V. V. Grinyuk
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery.

11, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021

V. V. Zakharov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Russian Federation

Vladimir Vladimirovich Zakharov - Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery.

11, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021,

N. V. Vakhnina
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Russian Federation

Department of Nervous System Diseases and Neurosurgery.

11, Rossolimo St., Moscow 119021


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For citations:

Grinyuk V.V., Zakharov V.V., Vakhnina N.V. HYPERTENSION AND PAIN THRESHOLD. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2016;8(4):57-61. (In Russ.)

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