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Myofascial pain syndromes — the great mimicker

PainSci » bibliography » Flax 1995
Tags: muscle pain, muscle, pain problems

One article on PainSci cites Flax 1995: The Complete Guide to Trigger Points & Myofascial Pain

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Five myofascial pain syndromes, some mimicking more serious diseases, have been presented. They were diagnosed as and treated for: headache, shoulder bursitis, lumbar herniated disc with radiculopathy, angina pectoris and appendicitis. An understanding of these pain problems, produced from trigger points in muscles and ligaments, is important in order to differentiate myofascial pain syndromes from more dangerous diseases and to avoid unnecessary and expensive diagnostic procedures.

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