Myofascial pain syndrome of the head and neck: a review of clinical characteristics of 164 patients.

@article{Fricton1985MyofascialPS,
  title={Myofascial pain syndrome of the head and neck: a review of clinical characteristics of 164 patients.},
  author={James Fricton and R. J. Kroening and Dan Haley and Rud Siegert},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1985},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={615-23}
}
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a common but misunderstood muscular pain disorder involving pain referred from small, tender trigger points within myofascial structures in or distant from the area of pain. Misdiagnosis or inadequate management of this disorder after onset may lead to development of a complex chronic pain syndrome. A review of the clinical characteristics of 164 patients whose chief complaints led to the diagnosis of MPS revealed that these patients had (1) tenderness at… CONTINUE READING

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