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Myofascial Trigger Points

Lavelle E, Lavelle W, Smith H ...see all

Medical Clinics of North America, vol. 91, issue 2 (2007) pp. 229-239

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Abstract

Myofascial pain syndromes are a widely recognized phenomenon among physicians and represent a common pain disorder in the American population. A myofascial trigger point is "a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle fascia. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, motor dysfunction, and autonomic phenomena" [1]. Many treatment strategies, both invasive and noninvasive, have been recognized for myofascial trigger points. ?? 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Authors

  • Elizabeth Demers Lavelle

  • William Lavelle

  • Howard S. Smith

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