myofascial pain syndromes
Summary: Muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on trigger points, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. Pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. A prime example is the TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME.
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- Pain relief by electrostimulation of myofascial trigger points: peripheral or central mechanisms?Till Sprenger
Clin J Pain 23:638-9. 2007
- Superficial dry needling and active stretching in the treatment of myofascial pain--a randomised controlled trialJanet Edwards
Acupunct Med 21:80-6. 2003..The mean PPT and SFMPQ scores correlated significantly in G1 only, though no significant inter-group differences were demonstrated. Numbers of patients requiring further treatment following the trial were: 6 (G1); 12 (G2); 9 (G3)...
- Coexistence of fibromyalgia, temporomandibular disorder, and masticatory myofascial pain syndromesBerrin Leblebici
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
Rheumatol Int 27:541-4. 2007..Our results indicate that coexistence of FM and TMD with MMP is high. Pain and tenderness in the masticatory muscles appear to be an important element in FM, so in some patients it may be the leading complaint...
- Endplate potentials are common to midfiber myofacial trigger pointsDavid G Simons
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California Irvine, USA
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:212-22. 2002....
- Effect of botulinum toxin on endplate noise in myofascial trigger spots of rabbit skeletal muscleTa Shen Kuan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 81:512-20; quiz 521-3. 2002....
- Biochemicals associated with pain and inflammation are elevated in sites near to and remote from active myofascial trigger pointsJay P Shah
Rehabilitation Medicine Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:16-23. 2008..To investigate the biochemical milieu of the upper trapezius muscle in subjects with active, latent, or absent myofascial trigger points (MTPs) and to contrast this with that of the noninvolved gastrocnemius muscle...
- The spinal cord connections of the myofascial trigger spotsTa Shen Kuan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Eur J Pain 11:624-34. 2007..However, the sensory (afferent) and the motor (efferent) connections between an MTrP and the spinal cord still has never been fully studied...
- Review of enigmatic MTrPs as a common cause of enigmatic musculoskeletal pain and dysfunctionDavid G Simons
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University, 3176 Monticello Street, Atlanta, GA 20014 3535, USA
J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:95-107. 2004..Specific research needs are noted. MTrPs are treatable and they deserve increased attention and consideration by research investigators and clinicians...
- Acupuncture and dry needling in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trialsElizabeth A Tough
Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, ITTC Building, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BX, UK
Eur J Pain 13:3-10. 2009..However, the limited sample size and poor quality of these studies highlights and supports the need for large scale, good quality placebo controlled trials in this area...
- High prevalence of shoulder girdle muscles with myofascial trigger points in patients with shoulder painCarel Bron
Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Geert Grooteplein 21, 6525 EX Nijmegen, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:139. 2011..The aim of this observational study was to assess the prevalence of muscles with MTrPs and the association between MTrPs and the severity of pain and functioning in patients with chronic non-traumatic unilateral shoulder pain...
- New views of myofascial trigger points: etiology and diagnosisDavid G Simons
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:157-9. 2008..This report seems to present an MRE image of the taut band that shows the chevron signature of the increased tension of the taut band compared with surrounding tissues...
- Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic reviewT M Cummings
British Medical Acupuncture Society, London, England
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 82:986-92. 2001..To establish whether there is evidence for or against the efficacy of needling as a treatment approach for myofascial trigger point pain...
- Lesions of rat skeletal muscle after local block of acetylcholinesterase and neuromuscular stimulationS Mense
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology III, Heidelberg University, D 69 120 Heidelberg, Germany
J Appl Physiol (1985) 94:2494-501. 2003....
- The myofascial trigger point region: correlation between the degree of irritability and the prevalence of endplate noiseTa Shen Kuan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:183-9. 2007..This study was designed to investigate the correlation between the irritability of the myofascial trigger point (MTrP) and the prevalence of endplate noise (EPN) in the MTrP region of human skeletal muscle...
- Dry needling to a key myofascial trigger point may reduce the irritability of satellite MTrPsYueh Ling Hsieh
Department of Physical Therapy, Hungkuang University, Salu, Taichung, Taiwan
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:397-403. 2007..To investigate the changes in pressure pain threshold of the secondary (satellite) myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) after dry needling of a primary (key) active MTrP...
- Multiple active myofascial trigger points reproduce the overall spontaneous pain pattern in women with fibromyalgia and are related to widespread mechanical hypersensitivityCristina Alonso-Blanco
Departments of Health Sciences II, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida de Atenas s n, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Clin J Pain 27:405-13. 2011....
- Effect of contrasting physical exercise interventions on rapid force capacity of chronically painful musclesLars L Andersen
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkalle 105 DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
J Appl Physiol (1985) 107:1413-9. 2009..Potentially, the present method can be a useful clinical screening tool of muscle function in rehabilitation settings...
- A systematic, critical review of manual palpation for identifying myofascial trigger points: evidence and clinical significanceCorrie Myburgh
Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1169-76. 2008..To determine the reproducibility of manual palpation in identifying trigger points based on a systematic review of available literature...
- Dry needling of trigger points with and without paraspinal needling in myofascial pain syndromes in elderly patientsHyuk Ga
Department of Family Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, South Korea
J Altern Complement Med 13:617-24. 2007..To compare the efficacies of dry needling of trigger points (TrPs) with and without paraspinal needling in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients...
- Myofascial trigger points in early lifeMu Jung Kao
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:251-4. 2007..To determine whether latent myofascial trigger points (MTPs) can be identified in healthy infants and in healthy adult subjects...
- Classification, epidemiology, and natural history of myofascial pain syndromeR D Gerwin
Johns Hopkins University, Department of Neurology, 7830 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814-2432, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 5:412-20. 2001..It is a treatable condition that can respond well to manual and injection techniques, but requires attention to postural, ergonomic, and structural factors, and toxic or metabolic factors that impair muscle function...
- Myofascial trigger points in subjects presenting with mechanical neck pain: a blinded, controlled studyC Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos URJC, Alcorcon, Spain
Man Ther 12:29-33. 2007..All the examined muscles evoked referred pain patterns contributing to patients' symptoms. Active TrPs were more frequent in patients presenting with mechanical neck pain than in healthy subjects...
- Myofascial trigger points and sensitization: an updated pain model for tension-type headacheC Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Cephalalgia 27:383-93. 2007..In this updated pain model, TrPs would be the primary hyperalgesic zones responsible for the development of central sensitization in CTTH...
- Test-retest reliability of myofascial trigger point detection in patients with rotator cuff tendonitisAbdullah M Al-Shenqiti
Centre for Rehabilitation Science, University of Manchester, UK
Clin Rehabil 19:482-7. 2005..To investigate the test-retest reliability of the following clinical diagnostic characteristics of myofascial trigger points: taut band, spot tenderness, jump sign, pain recognition, referred pain and local twitch responses (LTRs)...
- Regional myofascial pain: diagnosis and managementMike Cummings
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:367-87. 2007..The clinical evidence for and against the common therapeutic interventions used in the management of myofascial pain is reviewed in detail and some tentative conclusions are reached with respect to needling therapies...
- Botulinum toxin A for myofascial trigger point injection: a qualitative systematic reviewKok Yuen Ho
Pain Management Services, Department of Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608, Singapore
Eur J Pain 11:519-27. 2007..The current evidence does not support the use of BTA injection in trigger points for myofascial pain. The data is limited and clinically heterogeneous...
- Acupuncture needling versus lidocaine injection of trigger points in myofascial pain syndrome in elderly patients--a randomised trialHyuk Ga
Department of Family Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
Acupunct Med 25:130-6. 2007..To compare the efficacy of acupuncture needling and 0.5% lidocaine injection of trigger points in myofascial pain syndrome of elderly patients...
- Treatment of myofascial pain syndromeChang Zern Hong
Department of Physical Therapy, Hungkuang University, Shalu, Taichung, Taiwan
Curr Pain Headache Rep 10:345-9. 2006..It is also important to eliminate any perpetuating factors and provide adequate education and home programs to patients so that recurrent or chronic pain can be avoided...
- Current studies on myofascial pain syndromeTa Shen Kuan
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, 138 Sheng Li Road, Tainan, 704, Taiwan
Curr Pain Headache Rep 13:365-9. 2009..Many methods have been used to treat myofascial pain, including laser therapy, shockwave therapy, and botulinum toxin type A injection...
- The impact of latent trigger points on regional muscle functionKaren R Lucas
RMIT University, Clinical Neuroscience Research Group, School of Health Sciences, PO Box 71, Bundoora, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Curr Pain Headache Rep 12:344-9. 2008..This article offers suggestions as to the mechanisms via which LTrP-related pathophysiology may explain the clinical examination findings associated with LTrP-containing and functionally related muscles...
- Myofascial pain syndromes in the maxillofacial area: a common but underdiagnosed cause of head and neck painLeonidas Manolopoulos
ENT Department, Hippokrateion General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 37:975-84. 2008b>Myofascial pain syndromes (MPS) are a large group of muscular disorders, characterized by the presence of hypersensitive spots called trigger points (TP). The maxillofacial region is a high-frequency area for developing TPs...
- Clinical precision of myofascial trigger point location in the trapezius muscleV M Sciotti
New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, USA
Pain 93:259-66. 2001....
- Effects of postural and visual stressors on myofascial trigger point development and motor unit rotation during computer workJeffrey A Hoyle
The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina, Edward P Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, 3701 Neil St, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:41-8. 2011..Findings suggest that MTrPs may be one causal pathway for pain during LLSEs and both postural and visual demands may play a role in muscle activation patterns, perhaps attributing to MTrP development and resultant discomfort...
- Myofascial pain syndromes and their evaluationMaria Adele Giamberardino
Ce S I, G d Annunzio Foundation, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, Chieti University, via Carlo de Tocco n 3, Chieti, Italy
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 25:185-98. 2011..article reviews the available published knowledge about the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes from trigger points...
- Muscle trigger point therapy in tension-type headacheCristina Alonso-Blanco
Department of Nursing, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Expert Rev Neurother 12:315-22. 2012..New studies are needed to further delineate the relationship between muscle TrP inactivation and tension-type headache...
- [Myofascial pain syndrome in the pelvic floor: a common urological condition]F Itza
Unidad de Dolor, Clínica de Dolor Pélvico, Madrid, Espana
Actas Urol Esp 34:318-26. 2010..Myofascial pain syndrome in the pelvic floor is a very common condition in the urological field and is often ignored or misdiagnosed...
- An expansion of Simons' integrated hypothesis of trigger point formationRobert D Gerwin
Johns Hopkins University Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, Bethesda, MD 20814 2432, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 8:468-75. 2004..We propose an expansion of this hypothesis to account for new experimental data and established muscle pathophysiology...
- Myofascial pain syndromes in the upper extremityR D Gerwin
Pain Treatment Center, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
J Hand Ther 10:130-6. 1997b>Myofascial pain syndromes of the upper extremity are common causes of pain that may follow trauma and are associated with acute or chronic musculoskeletal stress...
- A proposed experimental model of myofascial trigger points in human muscle after slow eccentric exerciseKazunori Itoh
Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
Acupunct Med 22:2-12; discussion 12-3. 2004..The purpose of this study was to develop an experimental model of myofascial trigger points to investigate their pathophysiology...
- Botulinum toxin for myofascial pain syndromes in adultsAdriana Soares
Department of Medicine, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD007533. 2012..Botulinum toxin is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and is a potent neurotoxin that eventually inhibits muscle contractions. It is capable of selectively weakening painful muscles and interrupting the pain cycle...
- Myofascial trigger points show spontaneous needle EMG activityD R Hubbard
Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 18:1803-7. 1993..Mean EMG amplitude in the patient groups was significantly greater than in normals. The authors hypothesize that TrPs are caused by sympathetically activated intrafusal contractions...
- Urologic myofascial pain syndromesRagi Doggweiler-Wiygul
Department of Urology, University of Tennessee, 1211 Union Avenue, Suite 340, Memphis, TN 38104, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 8:445-51. 2004..The referred pain syndrome can long outlast the initial event, making diagnosis difficult...
- Chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin: a randomized clinical trial using ischemic compression therapyGuy Hains
Private Practice, Trois Rivieres, Côte Richelieu, Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:362-9. 2010..The aim of this clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of 15 myofascial therapy treatments using ischemic compression on shoulder trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain...
- Evidence of neuroaxonal degeneration in myofascial pain syndrome: a study of neuromuscular jitter by axonal microstimulationChein Wei Chang
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, No 1, Chang Te St, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Eur J Pain 12:1026-30. 2008..The mechanism of MPS is possibly implicated with the degeneration of motor neurons...
- Central representation of hyperalgesia from myofascial trigger pointDavid M Niddam
Brain Research Center, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Neuroimage 39:1299-306. 2008..We speculate that suppressed hippocampal activity might reflect stress-related changes in relation to chronic pain as an effective physical and emotional stressor...
- A review of myofascial pain and fibromyalgia--factors that promote their persistenceRobert D Gerwin
Acupunct Med 23:121-34. 2005..Sometimes, correction of an underlying cause of myalgia is all that is needed to resolve the condition...
- Topographical mapping and mechanical pain sensitivity of myofascial trigger points in the infraspinatus muscleHong You Ge
Centre for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, DK 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Eur J Pain 12:859-65. 2008..To screen for the presence of latent and active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in patients with unilateral shoulder and arm pain and perform topographical mapping of mechanical pain sensitivity bilaterally in the infraspinatus muscles...
- Prevalence of myofascial trigger points in fibromyalgia: the overlap of two common problemsHong You Ge
Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Pain and Motor Control, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajersvej 7 D3, Aalborg, DK 9220, Denmark
Curr Pain Headache Rep 14:339-45. 2010..The considerable overlap of MTrPs and FM in pain characteristics and pathophysiology suggests that FM pain is largely due to MTrPs...
- Variability of criteria used to diagnose myofascial trigger point pain syndrome--evidence from a review of the literatureElizabeth A Tough
Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
Clin J Pain 23:278-86. 2007..Experts were defined as being either researchers investigating MTrP pain syndrome or the "authority" the researchers cited as a source of reference for MTrP pain syndrome diagnosis...
- Referred pain from trapezius muscle trigger points shares similar characteristics with chronic tension type headacheCésar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Eur J Pain 11:475-82. 2007..Our results suggest that spatial summation of perceived pain and mechanical pain sensitivity exists in CTTH patients...
- Myofascial pain syndromes and their evaluationRobert Bennett
Oregon Health and Science University, SNORD 219, Portland, OR 97239 2941, USA
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:427-45. 2007..Although myofascial pain syndromes have been described in the medical literature for about the last 100 years, it is only recently that ..
- Demographics features, clinical findings and functional status in a group of subjects with cervical myofascial pain syndromeNilay Sahin
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University, Turkey
Agri 20:14-9. 2008....
- Immediate effect of ultrasound and ischemic compression techniques for the treatment of trapezius latent myofascial trigger points in healthy subjects: a randomized controlled studyF Javier Montañez Aguilera
Department of Physical Therapy, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 32:515-20. 2009..The purpose of this study was to determine immediate effects of ischemic compression (IC) and ultrasound (US) for the treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the trapezius muscle...
- Myofascial trigger point development from visual and postural stressors during computer workD Treaster
The Biodynamics Laboratory, The Ohio State University, 1971 Neil Ave, 210 Baker Systems, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
J Electromyogr Kinesiol 16:115-24. 2006..5 cycles). These significant differences between conditions were found for the right trapezius but not for the left. The findings suggest that high visual stress may be involved in the development of the myofascial pain response...
- The role of myofascial trigger points in musculoskeletal pain syndromes of the head and neckCésar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Avenida de Atenas s n, 28922 Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Curr Pain Headache Rep 11:365-72. 2007..Additional studies are needed to delineate more information on the relation between muscle TrPs and musculoskeletal pain syndromes of the head and neck...
- Treatment of myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain: a randomized, controlled trialCarel Bron
Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
BMC Med 9:8. 2011..However, few studies have focused on MTrP therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of multimodal treatment of MTrPs in patients with chronic shoulder pain...
- Treatment of myofascial trigger points in common shoulder disorders by physical therapy: a randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN75722066]Carel Bron
Research Centre for Allied Health Sciences, Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:107. 2007..In addition we investigate the recurrence rate during a one-year-follow-up period...
- Ability of magnetic resonance elastography to assess taut bandsQingshan Chen
Biomechanics Laboratory, Division of Orthopedic Research, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:623-9. 2008..This study explores the ability of magnetic resonance elastography to localize and investigate the mechanical properties of myofascial taut bands on the basis of their effects on shear wave propagation...
- Contribution of the local and referred pain from active myofascial trigger points in fibromyalgia syndromeHong You Ge
Laboratory for Musculoskeletal Pain and Motor Control, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Pain 147:233-40. 2009..Active MTrPs may serve as one of the sources of noxious input leading to the sensitization of spinal and supraspinal pain pathways in FMS...
- A distinct pattern of myofascial findings in patients after whiplash injuryThierry Ettlin
Reha Rheinfelden Rehabilitation Center, Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:1290-3. 2008..To identify objective clinical examinations for the diagnosis of whiplash syndrome, whereby we focused on trigger points...
- Discrepancy between prevalence and perceived effectiveness of treatment methods in myofascial pain syndrome: results of a cross-sectional, nationwide surveyJohannes Fleckenstein
Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:32. 2010..In this study we investigated how physicians on the basis of prescription behaviour evaluate the effectiveness of treatment options in their management of myofascial pain...
- Effects of treatment of peripheral pain generators in fibromyalgia patientsGiannapia Affaitati
Pathophysiology of Pain Laboratory, Ce S I, G d Annunzio Foundation, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, Chieti University, via Carlo de Tocco n 3, Chieti, Italy
Eur J Pain 15:61-9. 2011..Female patients with (1) FS+myofascial pain syndromes from trigger points (n=68), or (2) FS+joint pain (n=56) underwent evaluation of myofascial/joint ..
- Myofascial pain syndrome and its suggested role in the pathogenesis and treatment of fibromyalgia syndromeHelgard P Meyer
University of Pretoria, Private Bag X 396, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Curr Pain Headache Rep 6:274-83. 2002..The purpose of this review is to present clinically relevant data regarding myofascial pain syndrome and to discuss its possible role in the pathophysiology and optimal treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome...
- Myofascial trigger points in children with tension-type headache: a new diagnostic and therapeutic optionCelina von Stülpnagel
Department of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Dr von Haunersches Kinderspital, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, 80337 Munich, Germany
J Child Neurol 24:406-9. 2009..Trigger point-specific physiotherapy seems to be an effective therapy in these children. Further prospective and controlled studies in a larger cohort are warranted...
- Multiple active myofascial trigger points and pressure pain sensitivity maps in the temporalis muscle are related in women with chronic tension type headacheCésar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Facultad de Cienciasde la Salud, Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Clin J Pain 25:506-12. 2009....
- Reliability of physical examination for diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: a systematic review of the literatureNicholas Lucas
School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Auckland, New Zealand
Clin J Pain 25:80-9. 2009..Trigger points are promoted as an important cause of musculoskeletal pain. There is no accepted reference standard for the diagnosis of trigger points, and data on the reliability of physical examination for trigger points are conflicting...
- Myofascial trigger points, neck mobility and forward head posture in unilateral migraineC Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and Department of Neurology, Fundacion Hospital Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Cephalalgia 26:1061-70. 2006..Active TrPs located ipsilateral to migraine headaches might be a contributing factor in the initiation or perpetuation of migraine...
- Management of myofascial trigger point painPeter Baldry
Acupunct Med 20:2-10. 2002..It is also important that the practitioner excludes certain biochemical disorders...
- Interventional approaches to the management of myofascial pain syndromeC M Criscuolo
Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 984455 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 4455, USA
Curr Pain Headache Rep 5:407-11. 2001Interventional therapies are a valuable addition to our armamentarium when treating myofascial pain syndromes. When combined with other therapies, interventional techniques can be an effective adjunct in the multidisciplinary management ..
- Electrophysiological assessment of acupuncture pointsMu Jung Kao
China Medical University and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:443-8. 2006..This study was designed to assess the occurrence of end plate noise (EPN) in an acupuncture point (AcP)...
- Myofascial trigger pointsElizabeth Demers Lavelle
Department of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical Center, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
Anesthesiol Clin 25:841-51, vii-iii. 2007..The etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of myofascial trigger points are addressed in this article...
- Needle electromyographic activity of myofascial trigger points and control sites in equine cleidobrachialis muscle--an observational studyJoanne Macgregor
Equine Veterinary Clinic, Greyfriars Farm, Puttenham, Guildford, UK
Acupunct Med 24:61-70. 2006..The objective of this study was to explore the electromyographic (EMG) and other characteristics of myofascial trigger points in equine muscle, and to compare them with normal muscle tissue...
- Signs and symptoms of the myofascial pain syndrome: a national survey of pain management providersR N Harden
Center for Pain Studies, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
Clin J Pain 16:64-72. 2000..The goal of this study was to assess clinical consensus regarding whether myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a legitimate and distinct diagnosis as well as the signs and symptoms characterizing MPS...
- Effectiveness of a home program of ischemic pressure followed by sustained stretch for treatment of myofascial trigger pointsW P Hanten
School of Physical Therapy, Texas Woman s University, 1130 MD Anderson Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Phys Ther 80:997-1003. 2000..The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a home program of ischemic pressure followed by sustained stretching for the treatment of myofascial TPs...
- Myofascial pain disorders: theory to therapyAnthony H Wheeler
Pain and Orthopedic Neurology, Charlotte Spine Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207, USA
Drugs 64:45-62. 2004..Chronic myofascial pain is usually a product of both physical and psychosocial influences that complicate convalescence...
- Effectiveness of ropivacaine trigger points inactivation in the prophylactic management of patients with severe migraineJuan M Garcia-Leiva
Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
Pain Med 8:65-70. 2007..Tenderness and referred pain have been described in migraine and involved in its pathogenesis. The present study was performed to evaluate the prophylactic effectiveness of ropivacaine injections during a 12-week period...
- Myofascial pain--an overviewEng Ching Yap
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Ann Acad Med Singapore 36:43-8. 2007..Early diagnosis and management may also help reduce psychosocial complications and financial burden of chronic pain syndrome...
- [Myofascial pain syndrome]Peter Reilich
Friedrich Baur Institut an der Neurologischen Klinik, Klinikum der Universitat Munchen
MMW Fortschr Med 149:44-6. 2007
- Office management of chronic pain in the elderlyDebra K Weiner
Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Penn, USA
Am J Med 120:306-15. 2007..While common, chronic pain is not a normal part of aging, and it should be treated with an emphasis on improved physical function and quality of life...
- Myofascial trigger points, neck mobility, and forward head posture in episodic tension-type headacheCésar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Headache 47:662-72. 2007..In addition, we assess the relationship between these muscle TrPs, FHP, neck mobility, and several clinical variables concerning the intensity and the temporal profile of headache...
- On the impossibility of trigger point-acupoint equivalence: a commentary on Peter Dorsher's analysisStephen Birch
J Altern Complement Med 14:343-5. 2008
- Prevalence of and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in patients with lateral epicondylalgiaJosué Fernández-Carnero
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Clin J Pain 23:353-60. 2007....
- Central modulation of pain evoked from myofascial trigger pointDavid M Niddam
Laboratory of Integrated Brain Research, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No 201 Section 2 Shih Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan
Clin J Pain 23:440-8. 2007..We hypothesized that intervention induces pain inhibition via the periaqueductal gray (PAG)...
- Comparison between newer local anesthetics for myofascial pain syndrome managementA Th Zaralidou
Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Clinic, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 29:353-7. 2007b>Myofascial pain syndromes are characterized by the presence of painful loci within muscles, tendons or ligaments, called trigger points. Infiltration of these points with local anesthetics is often used as a treatment modality...
- Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do notLars Coster
Section of Rheumatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden
Eur J Pain 12:600-10. 2008..Similar coping strategies were found. Chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia to pressure pain was found in 4.5% in the population and fibromyalgia in 2.5%...
- The local and referred pain from myofascial trigger points in the temporalis muscle contributes to pain profile in chronic tension-type headacheCésar Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Department of Physical Therapy of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Clin J Pain 23:786-92. 2007..To assess the local and referred pain areas and pain characteristics evoked from temporalis muscle trigger points (TrPs) in chronic tension-type headache (CTTH)...
- Bilateral myofascial trigger points in the forearm muscles in patients with chronic unilateral lateral epicondylalgia: a blinded, controlled studyJosué Fernández-Carnero
Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcon, Madrid, Spain
Clin J Pain 24:802-7. 2008....
- Contribution of myofascial trigger points to migraine symptomsMaria Adele Giamberardino
Headache Center, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, G D Annunzio University Ce S I, G d Annunzio Foundation, Chieti, Italy
J Pain 8:869-78. 2007..Cervical TrPs with referred areas in migraine sites thus contribute substantially to migraine symptoms, the peripheral nociceptive input from TrPs probably enhancing the sensitization level of central sensory neurons...
- Can classical acupuncture points and trigger points be compared in the treatment of pain disorders? Birch's analysis revisitedPeter T Dorsher
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
J Altern Complement Med 14:353-9. 2008..Moreover, Birch concluded that no more than 40% of the acupuncture points examined by Melzack et al. correlated clinically for the treatment of pain (correlation was more like 18%-19%)...
- Induction of muscle cramps by nociceptive stimulation of latent myofascial trigger pointsHong You Ge
Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Fredrik Bajers Vej 7 D 3, 9220, Aalborg, Denmark
Exp Brain Res 187:623-9. 2008..These results suggest that latent MTrPs could be involved in the genesis of muscle cramps. Focal increase in nociceptive sensitivity at MTrPs constitutes one of the mechanisms underlying muscle cramps...
- Prognostic factors for neuroreflexotherapy in the treatment of subacute and chronic neck and back pain: a study of predictors of clinical outcome in routine practice of the Spanish National Health ServiceFrancisco Kovacs
Scientific Department, Fundacion Kovacs, Madrid, Spain
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1621-8. 2007..Prospective cohort follow-up study...
- Future perspectives: pathogenesis of chronic muscle painRoland Staud
Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 32610 0221, USA
Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 21:581-96. 2007....
- Fibromyalgia syndrome: presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and vulnerabilityI Jon Russell
University Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229 3900, USA
CNS Spectr 13:6-11. 2008..Existing data suggest that some individuals with FMS may have a dysregulated physiological stress response system that predates the onset of symptoms...
- Effects of dry needling at tender points for neck pain (Japanese: katakori): near-infrared spectroscopy for monitoring muscular oxygenation of the trapeziusShizuo Jimbo
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rishiri Island Central Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan
J Orthop Sci 13:101-6. 2008..The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of tender point dry needling to the trapezius muscles and the resultant changes in muscular hemodynamics...
- Electromyographically guided trigger point injections in the cervicothoracic musculature of obese patients: a new and unreported techniqueKenneth P Botwin
Deuk Spine Institute, Titusville, FL, USA
Pain Physician 10:753-6. 2007..In the cervicothoracic spine, a misguided or misplaced injection can result in a pneumothorax. Here, we review an electromyographically guided trigger point injection technique to avoid this potential pitfall...
- Cervical pain and headache in patients with facial asymmetries: the effect of orthognathic surgical correctionA Corbacelli
Department of Surgical Sciences, Maxillofacial Surgery Institute, University of L Aquila, L Aquila, Italy
Minerva Anestesiol 73:281-9. 2007..The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of surgical orthognathic correction of facial asymmetries on the intensity of cervicobrachial pain and headache in the short and long term...
- Increased muscular and cutaneous pain sensitivity in cephalic region in patients with chronic tension-type headacheS Ashina
Danish Headache Center and Department of Neurology, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup Hospital, Glostrup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Eur J Neurol 12:543-9. 2005..Increased sensitivity in nociceptive pathways from cephalic region may be of importance in the pathophysiology of chronic tension type headache...
- Referred pain and hyperalgesia in human tendon and muscle belly tissueWilliam Gibson
Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction SMI, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Pain 120:113-23. 2006..Furthermore, there may be site specific central changes reflected by the differences in the results regarding sensitivity and summation over time...
- Increased levels of interstitial potassium but normal levels of muscle IL-6 and LDH in patients with trapezius myalgiaLars Rosendal
National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
Pain 119:201-9. 2005..This finding could be causally related to myalgia or secondary to pain due to deconditioned muscle or altered muscle activity pattern...
- Long-term follow-up of trigger point injections for abdominal wall painJose Nazareno
Department of Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre, Canada
Can J Gastroenterol 19:561-5. 2005..Abdominal wall pain (AWP) is a common yet often overlooked source of abdominal pain. Trigger point injections (TPI) into the abdominal wall have been tried in the past. Few studies have looked at the long-term outcome from these injections...
- Referred pain pattern of the pronator quadratus muscleMiriam Hwang
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, 516 Gozan Dong, Ansan City, Kyonggi Province 425 707, South Korea
Pain 116:238-42. 2005..Thus, myofascial pain of the PQ should be considered as a possible cause of pain in the medial forearm and hand, especially when no other neurological abnormalities are present...
- MECHANISM OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROMERoland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanisms of Acupuncture AnalgesiaRichard Harris; Fiscal Year: 2006..There is a strong institutional commitment to see the applicant succeed in this task due to a tremendous need for well-trained clinical investigators in alternative and complementary medicine. ..
- MECHANISM OF PAIN IN PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROMERoland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2007..In addition, our findings may contribute to the understanding of pain mechanisms related to other chronic pain disorders. ..
- Pathogenesis and Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Myofascial Trigger PointsSiddhartha Sikdar; Fiscal Year: 2010..Our approach would also be broadly applicable to elucidating the underlying mechanisms in other chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, such low back pain. ..
- Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with FibromyalgiaROLAND M STAUD; Fiscal Year: 2010..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
- Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with FibromyalgiaRoland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2009..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
- Peripheral and Central Mechanism of Pain in Patients with FibromyalgiaRoland Staud; Fiscal Year: 2007..Either way, we will provide evidence that will characterize the role of local anesthesia, placebo analgesia, or both. Thus patients with FM and other similar pain syndromes may strongly benefit from the results of our study. ..
- Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research NetworkRodney Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Chronic Prostatitis Collaborative Research NetworkRodney Anderson; Fiscal Year: 2007..abstract_text> ..
- Functional Impact of PENS for 65+ Chronic Low Back PainDebra Weiner; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Osteopuncture for OA-Associated Knee Pain & DisabilityDebra Weiner; Fiscal Year: 2005..In addition, mechanisms of action will be explored, and the impact of osteopuncture on health care costs determined. ..
- Sleep Bruxism and Central Sensitization in Myofascial Face PainKaren Raphael; Fiscal Year: 2007..This understanding is expected to support our long-term goal of improving clinical treatment of MFP by targeting treatment to underlying pain-maintenance mechanisms. ..
- FIBROMYALGIA, DEPRESSION AND MYOFASCIAL TMDKaren Raphael; Fiscal Year: 2002..If only FMS probands have familial M/TMD but M/TMD probands do not, this will support the 2nd hypothesis and indicate that the two disorders are provoked through different pathogenic processes. ..