ChiroACCESS Clinical Review



Myofascial Pain Syndromes: Therapy

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Lead Author(s): 

Dwain M. Daniel, D.C.

  

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Published on

September 2, 2007

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A 2000 survey of pain management providers showed 88.5% considered myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) a valid diagnosis and 81% considered it distinct from fibromyalgia (1). Although various interventions in MPS have been described in the scientific literature as effective, many are based on a limited number of experimental studies with clinical evidence and expert opinion representing much of the base.

Although the following are active treatment interventions, the reader must be aware that many experts state perpetuating factors such as nutrition, posture and body mechanics should also be addressed to reduce reoccurrence (2;3).

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