Circadian Variation of Blood Pressure in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study
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PainChronic painChronobiologic indicatorsCircadian rhythm disordersBlood pressureMusculoskeletal disorders
Navarro-Ledesma, S... [et al.]. Circadian Variation of Blood Pressure in Patients with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6481. [https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19116481]
SponsorshipUniversity Chair in Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology (University of Granada); University Chair in Clinical Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI Europe)
The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of circadian variation of blood pressure (BP) in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (CPM). A further purpose was to study differences in circadian variation of BP between genders and the correlation between BP circadian variation and pain. We performed a cross-sectional, observational study in which seventy-five participants with CMP participated. Circadian variation in BP was calculated using the diurnal/nocturnal BP ratio, and all participants used validated self-measurement BP devices. The Numeric Pain Rating Scale was used to assess pain perception. All circadian BP values from participants who suffered from CPM followed pathologic cardiovascular parameters (BP ratio < 10%). When comparing BP ratios between genders, statistically significant differences were found (p = 0.011). BP itself did not correlate with pain in any subgroup. Circadian variations of BP in those suffering from CMP are shown and new possibilities of research and treatment are proposed.