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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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  • Epidemiology
  1. Very common cause of Chronic Pain
  2. Very common syndrome in general population
  3. Peak onset: ages 30 to 60 years
  • Signs
  1. See Trigger Point
    1. Trigger Points central to Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  2. See Chronic Pain Evaluation
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Management (See Chronic Pain)
  1. See Stretch and Spray
  2. See Trigger Point Injection
  3. Deep Massage Therapy (20-30 pounds of force)
  4. Regular Exercise Program
    1. Aerobic Exercise
    2. Active and Passive Stretching
    3. Posture enhancing Exercises
  5. Medications
    1. NSAIDs or COX2 Inhibitors
    2. Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • References
  1. Fomby (1997) Physician and Sports Med 25(2):67-75