HOW TO MANAGE MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROMES

Authors: Dr Esperanza Ortigosa1

Dr Mayte Fernández2

 

1Chronic Pain Unit. Universitary Hospital of Getafe. Madrid . Spain

2Chronic Pain Unit. Medina del Campo Hospital. Valladolid. Spain


HOW TO MANAGE MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.  Review Article

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is  a prevalent and frequent cause of visits to primary care physicians and pain clinics. 

Muscle pain as a result of trauma, injury, overuse, or strain, frequently resolves in a few weeks with or without medical treatment. In some cases, however, it persists long after resolution of the injury and it may even refer to other parts of the body, usually contiguous or adjacent rather than remote. This heralds the sensitized state, one of the features of a chronic pain disorder, in which the pain itself is the pathology and requires medical intervention for its resolution.

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