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Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual


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item type
a chapter in a book
authors
Janet Travell, David Simons, and Lois Simons
 
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chapter
Preface
publisher
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
year
1999
page
p. ix (2nd edition)
the nugget
A patient might be dying of a serious illness, but when asked, “How are you?” would answer, “Well, ok, except I have this terrible pain in my shoulder. I can’t sleep. I can’t lie on that side.”

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… the major complaint [Dr. Travell] encountered among her patients was pain. A patient might be dying of a serious illness, but when asked, “How are you?” would answer, “Well, ok, except I have this terrible pain in my shoulder. I can’t sleep. I can’t lie on that side.”