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Myofascial pain syndrome

MedGen UID:
6496
Concept ID:
C0027073
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Myofascial Pain Syndromes; Pain Syndrome, Myofascial; Pain Syndromes, Myofascial; Syndrome, Myofascial Pain; Syndromes, Myofascial Pain
 
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0006862

Definition

Muscular pain in numerous body regions that can be reproduced by pressure on trigger points, localized hardenings in skeletal muscle tissue. Pain is referred to a location distant from the trigger points. A prime example is the temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome. [from MONDO]

Professional guidelines

PubMed

Urits I, Charipova K, Gress K, Schaaf AL, Gupta S, Kiernan HC, Choi PE, Jung JW, Cornett E, Kaye AD, Viswanath O
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2020 Sep;34(3):427-448. Epub 2020 Aug 8 doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.08.003. PMID: 33004157
Galasso A, Urits I, An D, Nguyen D, Borchart M, Yazdi C, Manchikanti L, Kaye RJ, Kaye AD, Mancuso KF, Viswanath O
Curr Pain Headache Rep 2020 Jun 27;24(8):43. doi: 10.1007/s11916-020-00877-5. PMID: 32594264
Barbero M, Schneebeli A, Koetsier E, Maino P
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2019 Sep;13(3):270-276. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000445. PMID: 31313700

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Lu W, Li J, Tian Y, Lu X
Chiropr Man Therap 2022 Sep 1;30(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s12998-022-00441-5. PMID: 36050701Free PMC Article
Johnson MI, Paley CA, Jones G, Mulvey MR, Wittkopf PG
BMJ Open 2022 Feb 10;12(2):e051073. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051073. PMID: 35144946Free PMC Article
Lew J, Kim J, Nair P
J Man Manip Ther 2021 Jun;29(3):136-146. Epub 2020 Sep 22 doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1822618. PMID: 32962567Free PMC Article
Urits I, Charipova K, Gress K, Schaaf AL, Gupta S, Kiernan HC, Choi PE, Jung JW, Cornett E, Kaye AD, Viswanath O
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2020 Sep;34(3):427-448. Epub 2020 Aug 8 doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.08.003. PMID: 33004157
Borg-Stein J, Iaccarino MA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014 May;25(2):357-74. Epub 2014 Mar 17 doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.012. PMID: 24787338

Diagnosis

Johnson MI, Paley CA, Jones G, Mulvey MR, Wittkopf PG
BMJ Open 2022 Feb 10;12(2):e051073. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051073. PMID: 35144946Free PMC Article
Golanska P, Saczuk K, Domarecka M, Kuć J, Lukomska-Szymanska M
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Jul 23;18(15) doi: 10.3390/ijerph18157807. PMID: 34360099Free PMC Article
Urits I, Charipova K, Gress K, Schaaf AL, Gupta S, Kiernan HC, Choi PE, Jung JW, Cornett E, Kaye AD, Viswanath O
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2020 Sep;34(3):427-448. Epub 2020 Aug 8 doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.08.003. PMID: 33004157
Saxena A, Chansoria M, Tomar G, Kumar A
J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 2015 Mar;29(1):16-21. Epub 2015 Jan 5 doi: 10.3109/15360288.2014.997853. PMID: 25558924
Borg-Stein J, Iaccarino MA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014 May;25(2):357-74. Epub 2014 Mar 17 doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.012. PMID: 24787338

Therapy

Johnson MI, Paley CA, Jones G, Mulvey MR, Wittkopf PG
BMJ Open 2022 Feb 10;12(2):e051073. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051073. PMID: 35144946Free PMC Article
Lew J, Kim J, Nair P
J Man Manip Ther 2021 Jun;29(3):136-146. Epub 2020 Sep 22 doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1822618. PMID: 32962567Free PMC Article
Urits I, Charipova K, Gress K, Schaaf AL, Gupta S, Kiernan HC, Choi PE, Jung JW, Cornett E, Kaye AD, Viswanath O
Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 2020 Sep;34(3):427-448. Epub 2020 Aug 8 doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2020.08.003. PMID: 33004157
Galasso A, Urits I, An D, Nguyen D, Borchart M, Yazdi C, Manchikanti L, Kaye RJ, Kaye AD, Mancuso KF, Viswanath O
Curr Pain Headache Rep 2020 Jun 27;24(8):43. doi: 10.1007/s11916-020-00877-5. PMID: 32594264
Borg-Stein J, Iaccarino MA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014 May;25(2):357-74. Epub 2014 Mar 17 doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.012. PMID: 24787338

Prognosis

Henson J
FP Essent 2023 Oct;533:16-20. PMID: 37812529
Walton DM, Elliott JM
Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2018 Aug;36:17-24. Epub 2018 Apr 9 doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.03.006. PMID: 29669311
Wang R, Li X, Zhou S, Zhang X, Yang K, Li X
Acupunct Med 2017 Aug;35(4):241-250. Epub 2017 Jan 23 doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2016-011176. PMID: 28115321
Borg-Stein J, Iaccarino MA
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014 May;25(2):357-74. Epub 2014 Mar 17 doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.012. PMID: 24787338
Gerwin RD
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2014 May;25(2):341-55. Epub 2014 Mar 18 doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2014.01.011. PMID: 24787337

Clinical prediction guides

Arslan D, Ünal Çevik I
Agri 2022 Jul;34(3):155-165. doi: 10.14744/agri.2021.43078. PMID: 35792695
Lew J, Kim J, Nair P
J Man Manip Ther 2021 Jun;29(3):136-146. Epub 2020 Sep 22 doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1822618. PMID: 32962567Free PMC Article
Walton DM, Elliott JM
Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2018 Aug;36:17-24. Epub 2018 Apr 9 doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.03.006. PMID: 29669311
Velázquez-Saornil J, Ruíz-Ruíz B, Rodríguez-Sanz D, Romero-Morales C, López-López D, Calvo-Lobo C
Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Apr;96(17):e6726. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006726. PMID: 28445290Free PMC Article
Moraska AF, Schmiege SJ, Mann JD, Butryn N, Krutsch JP
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2017 Sep;96(9):639-645. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000728. PMID: 28248690Free PMC Article

Recent systematic reviews

Lu W, Li J, Tian Y, Lu X
Chiropr Man Therap 2022 Sep 1;30(1):34. doi: 10.1186/s12998-022-00441-5. PMID: 36050701Free PMC Article
Johnson MI, Paley CA, Jones G, Mulvey MR, Wittkopf PG
BMJ Open 2022 Feb 10;12(2):e051073. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051073. PMID: 35144946Free PMC Article
Lew J, Kim J, Nair P
J Man Manip Ther 2021 Jun;29(3):136-146. Epub 2020 Sep 22 doi: 10.1080/10669817.2020.1822618. PMID: 32962567Free PMC Article
Charles D, Hudgins T, MacNaughton J, Newman E, Tan J, Wigger M
J Bodyw Mov Ther 2019 Jul;23(3):539-546. Epub 2019 Apr 4 doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.04.001. PMID: 31563367
Barbero M, Schneebeli A, Koetsier E, Maino P
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2019 Sep;13(3):270-276. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000445. PMID: 31313700

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