myofascial pain syndrome
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myofascial pain syndromeA chronic, nonprogressive, nondegenerative and non-inflammatory musculoskeletal pain syndrome, which is characterised by local or referred pain evoked at multiple trigger points and accompanied by stiffness, weakness, “knot formation”, and decreased range of motion in precise, specific patterns.
Generalised pain—head, neck, chest, joints, pelvis, back, sciatica.
Three-step analgesic ladder: injection with local anaesthetics, steroids, anti-inflammatories.
Possibly autonomic dysfunction.
myofascial pain syndrome(mī″ă-făsh′ăl, shē-ăl),
A chronic musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by the presence of trigger points; decreased range of motion in affected muscle groups; weakness; and, on occasion, local autonomic disturbances such as localized perspiration.