Thermal and mechanical sensory and pain testing in healthy students

Authors

  • M. G. Tsagareli Department of Physiology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • G. P. Gurtskaia Laboratory of Pain and Analgesia, Beritashvili Center for Experimental Biomedicine, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • D. S. Mjavanadze Department of Physiology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • G. S. Sanadiradze Department of Physiology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • I. D. Kvachadze Department of Physiology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Keywords:

gender, thermal assessment, mechanical pressure assessment, experimental pain

Abstract

Several lines of clinical and experimental investigations of a wide variety of painful conditions have suggested ethnic and gender differences in pain perception. In this study we report some findings of cold and heat sensations, thermal pain thresholds, mechanical pressure thresholds and pressure pain thresholds in healthy student volunteers. We did not find any statistical significant differences in thermal assessment. However, we revealed gender differences on the mechanical pressure sensation threshold and the mechanical pressure pain threshold. Our study confirmed significant variability across trials and individuals, which appeared greater at lower heat and mechanical pressure intensities. Additional studies and collecting more data are needed to determine ethnic and gender differences between groups.

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2016-12-01

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Tsagareli MG, Gurtskaia GP, Mjavanadze DS, Sanadiradze GS, Kvachadze ID. Thermal and mechanical sensory and pain testing in healthy students. PMJUA [Internet]. 2016 Dec. 1 [cited 2023 Feb. 8];1(4):34-7. Available from: https://painmedicine.org.ua/index.php/pnmdcn/article/view/33

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