Psychological characteristics of reflex sympathetic dystrophy versus myofascial pain syndromes.

@article{Nelson1996PsychologicalCO,
  title={Psychological characteristics of reflex sympathetic dystrophy versus myofascial pain syndromes.},
  author={David V Nelson and Diane M. Novy},
  journal={Regional anesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={202-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) has sometimes been hypothesized to derive from a unique psychological predisposition because of its enigmatic features, as well as the profound behavioral and emotional characteristics manifested by some patients. This study compares the psychological characteristics of RSD and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) patients to discern the extent of any aspects unique to RSD. METHODS The patients included 58 with RSD and 214 with MPS, all… CONTINUE READING

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