The neurophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome.

  title={The neurophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome.},
  author={Michael H. Rivner},
  journal={Current pain and headache reports},
  volume={5 5},
This article discusses the neurophysiology of myofascial pain syndrome. The local twitch response is a characteristic finding of this condition; it is activated by snapping palpation, pressure, or needle insertion at the trigger point. It is manifested by a burst of activity in the muscle band that contains the activated trigger point. No activity is seen at other muscles bands. Data from experiments with the rabbit indicate that this is a spinal reflex, as it is abolished by transection of the… CONTINUE READING
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