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Internist (Berl). 2005 Nov;46(11):1207-17.

[Myofascial pain syndrome].

[Article in German]

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Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Erlangen. raimund.forst@ortho.med.uni-erlangen.de

Abstract

The myofascial pain syndrome is an autonomous clinical picture with well-defined clinical and morphological features. The myofascial pain is initiated through trigger points in the musculature which induce a typical referred pain into a specific body region typical for each muscle. Untreated, the myofascial pain syndrome leads to a reduced extensibility of the involved muscle with consecutive decrease of the range of motion and development of a muscular imbalance resulting in a disturbance of complex movement and evolution of a chronic pain disease. An early started and aimed therapy can prevent effectively the chronification. It includes beside the local treatment of the trigger point (e. g. spray-and-stretch, infiltration, acupuncture), the pharmacological and psychotherapy, the physiotherapy and the different procedures of the physical therapy.

PMID:
16228154
DOI:
10.1007/s00108-005-1525-3
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